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The Good German 2006

  • Steven Soderbergh
  • December 8, 2006
  • 108 mins
  • English
  • Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
If war is Hell, then what comes after?
An American journalist played by George Clooney arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his investigation connects with his search for his married pre-war German lover played by Cate Blanchett.


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The idea to film this movie in the style of the 1940s greatly attributes to the atmosphere. Would I have not watched it on a BluRay in HD it might have been even better. But it is probably also what made this movie a bust at box office. Which is a shame because the story is solid, it fits well around the things going on right after the war which makes it more accessible and more believable. Acting is great, too.
I always had kind of a love/hate relationship with Soderbergh movies - this is on the better side.

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Clooney plays great.
But having a native German speaker ("The Good German") play opposite someone who cannot speak German, and let them have a talk in German totally ripped me out of the movie and destroyed the entire experience.

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