Alone in Berlin

103 mins
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A working class German couple take to protesting the Nazis after losing their son at war. Nominated for the Golden... More

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Alone in Berlin | Ratings & Reviews

"Stoic, straight-bat scripting and direction can make the film seem more dreary than it really should be."

Herald SunHerald Sun

"Though it's visually handsome it tends rather towards the bland... too tasteful and muted."

The AustralianThe Australian

"Alone In Berlin, like The Book Thief, can't find the depths, darkness or daring to stand out."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"A modest, hard-faced film..."

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail

"Hampered by stodgy pacing, budgetary constraints, and drab interiors."

The Irish TimesThe Irish Times

"Daniel Brühl easily wrests the movie away from (Thompson and Gleeson) in his B-story scenes..."

Chicago ReaderChicago Reader

"Finally cushions its harshest emotional blows, though Brendan Gleeson's deeply sad, stoic dignity in the lead cuts through some of the padding."


""Alone in Berlin" proceeds like a train crossing a plain. Without twists or turns, hills or valleys, its dramatic engine chugs reliably forward, delivering its cargo of World War II tragedy with bland efficiency."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"The original story remains fascinating, but it feels like it’s been planed down, and smoothed away, into something more obviously digestible."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"It's that juxtaposition - of the hellish against the ordinary - which gives the film its punch."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"Fails to leave a lasting impression."


"A pity Perez's understated approach doesn't do their story justice."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"A well-acted but creaky and curiously bloodless portrait of life during wartime from the Swiss-born actor turned director Vincent Pérez."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"Handsomely packaged, the film unfortunately is also too well-behaved and lacking in psychological depth to really set itself apart from countless other WWII dramas theatrically..."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"There are just no peaks and troughs, which is remarkable given the tremendously heavy content of the film."


Alone in Berlin | Details

M, Mature themes and violence
Country of origin
UK, France, Germany

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