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A Woman in Berlin

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • AIMEE & JAGUAR's Max Faerberboeck directs this gripping drama set in the days after Russia's invasion of Berlin in 1945. Anonyma (Nina Hoss, YELLA) is surrounded by women, children, and men too weak or old to fight in the war, and there is no one to defend her from the ravenous appetites of the invading army. After she and many of the women around her are raped, Anonyma picks Russian soldier Andrej (Evgeny Sidikhin) to be her protector, and they come to a compromise: if she has sex with him, he will keep her from his fellow men. Anonyma and Andrej embark on a strange relationship, and despite the appearance of affection, there is never any doubt of their positions in the world and the war. Based on an international bestseller, A WOMAN IN BERLIN also stars Irm Hermann, Rudiger Vogler, and Juliane Koehler.
  • Credits
    Nina Hoss, Evgeny Sidikhin, Irm Hermann, Rudiger Vogler, Rdiger Vogler, Ulrike Krumbiegel, Rolf Kanies, Jordis Triebel, Roman Gribkov, Juliane Khler, Juliane Kohler, Juliane Koehler, Samvel Muzhikyan
  • Critic Reviews
    "[A] sprawling, difficult, powerful film....As grim and brutal as it often is, A WOMAN IN BERLIN is also lively and observant, stocked with vivid minor characters and well-observed scenes that capture glints of comedy in the midst of desperation."
    New York Times

    3.5 stars out of 5 -- "A WOMAN IN BERLIN is a fascinating hybrid that speaks eloquently to the unspeakable nature of war and the difficulty of assigning culpability and standing in judgment."
    Box Office

    "[T]his powerfully told, devastating film....Everything you want in adult narrative cinema: It's intelligent, provocative and intensely dramatic."
    Los Angeles Times

    3 stars out of 4 -- "The film is well-acted, with restraint, by Hoss and Sidikhin....The physical production is convincing."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "A WOMAN IN BERLIN joins such wonderful recent films as THE LIVES OF OTHERS and THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX as a clear-eyed portrait of a highly charged chapter in Germany's history..."
    Washington Post

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