ALONE IN BER­LIN ★★★

Di­rected by Vin­cent Perez. Star­ring Emma Thomp­son, Bren­dan Gleeson, Daniel Brühl

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Adap­ta­tion of Hans Fal­lada’s novel in­spired by the real-life hero­ism of Otto and Elise Ham­pel, a Ger­man cou­ple who dis­sem­i­nated anti-Nazi lit­er­a­ture dur­ing the se­cond World War, evad­ing cap­ture for two years. De­spite a ter­rific tri­umvi­rate of per­for­mances from Gleeson, Thomp­son and Brühl, and soft lens­ing from Christophe Beau­carne, Alone in

Ber­lin is ham­pered by stodgy pac­ing, bud­getary con­straints, and drab in­te­ri­ors. The text de­served bet­ter. 12A cert, lim re­lease, 103 min

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