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Release Date: July 17th, 2009

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 11 min

Plot Summary
A woman struggles to survive the Russian invasion of Berlin during World War II.

Cast: Nina Hoss, Evgeny Sidikhin, Irm Hermann, Rudiger Vogler, Ulrike Krumbiegel, Rolf Kanies, Jördis Triebel, Roman Gribkov

Director: Max Färberböck

Genres: Drama, War

Distributors: Strand

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The film ends up relying on stating a basic situation over and over rather than developing any sort of dramatic story concerning recognizable human beings, at least until things get moving a little faster in its second hour. show more

  • The film is well-acted, with restraint, by Hoss and Sidikhin. The writer and director, Max Faerberboeck, employs a level gaze and avoids for the most part artificial sentimentality. The physical production is convincing. show more

  • A Woman in Berlin doesn't justify retribution, but in such moments it does clarify the horrible logic of vengeance. show more

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