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A Woman in Berlin

Released Jul 17, 2009 2h 11m Drama War List
82% Tomatometer 33 Reviews 72% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings A woman struggles to survive the Russian invasion of Berlin during World War II. Read More Read Less

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With a powerful lead performance by star Nina Hoss, A Woman in Berlin sheds a light on the moral complications of war.

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Nicolas Rapold Time Out Rated: 2/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Joshua Rothkopf Time Out Rated: 5/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: B- Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Mattie Lucas From the Front Row A story that is not often heard, and Faerberboeck treats it honorably with this restrained and respectful film. Rated: 3/4 Aug 5, 2019 Full Review Laura Hiros Rincón de cine An aggressive, brutal film and... tremendously valuable. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 4/5 Mar 15, 2018 Full Review Prairie Miller NewsBlaze The suffering of these Berlin women, however tragic, is decontextualized from the infinitely greater crimes against humanity's millions by Germany at the time, which in fact was responsible for their fate. Dec 18, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member well crafted WWII pic post WWII really intense bummer theatre about life during wartime from a female perspective which is very grim. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Movies like that are the reason I love war movies. Beautiful. True story too, which makes it so much more emotional. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review velimir s Obezglavljena realnost osvajanja, pobjede, ponosa ...i silovanja koje ide uz to. Nema goreg trenutka za biti zena, nego na strani gubitnika u ogromnom ratu. Bljakavo. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Absolutely haunting. Anyone who talks about whose 'fault' it was or Hitler's crimes misses the point of the film and erases the terrible suffering of German civilians at the hands of Russian army. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Brutal to see what war can do to people. It is gripping and a movie that will leave you impacted for sure because it highlights an incredibly horrible event of the mass rape of German women by Soviet men, who were desperate for revenge due to the Brutal Nazi assault on the USSR and it's inhabitants. I would be prepared to be at times disturbed, yet the film carries a love that truly fits in well. A very sad movie but incredibly powerful and extremely historically accurate. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member A well made movie based on real-life events. Despite being rather long, it seemed a bit lacking in character development, or at least elaborating a little more on their motivations. The way the main characters were portrayed, it was hard to feel much sympathy for either of them. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis A woman struggles to survive the Russian invasion of Berlin during World War II.
Director
Max Färberböck
Producer
Günter Rohrbach
Screenwriter
Max Färberböck, Catharina Schuchmann
Distributor
Strand
Genre
Drama, War
Original Language
German
Release Date (Theaters)
Jul 17, 2009, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Apr 12, 2017
Box Office (Gross USA)
$291.8K
Runtime
2h 11m
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