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      The Miracle of Bern

      2003 1h 58m Drama List
      Reviews 82% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings In 1954, Richard (Peter Lohmeyer) returns to his German hometown after seven years as a prisoner of war. The years have taken their toll, and he fails to relate to his family -- particularly his soccer-loving son, Matthias (Louis Klamroth). Meanwhile, a journalist (Lukas Gregorowicz) and his wife head to Bern, Switzerland, to write about the World Cup. The stories of these strangers converge when they arrive in Bern, where they witness an uplifting German performance in a game against Hungary. Read More Read Less

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      BBC.com Rated: 2/5 Jul 20, 2004 Full Review Boyd van Hoeij european-films.net A powerful story that mixes football and patriotic sentiments in a melodramatic look at immediate post-war Germany. Jul 29, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Caso você goste de história e de futebol, esse é o seu filme, ele retrata o papel da Alemanha Ocidental na Copa do Mundo FIFA 1954 e, adiciona uma trama enviolvendo familia. Não é nem de longe um dos melhores filmes que assisti mas recomendo para quem quiser se entreter! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review cornel p Great Movie, entertaining, good plot, excellent actors Not only for soccer enthusiasts but also for ppl. intersted in post war Germany! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm watching this movie in my German class right now. It's alright. The serious parts of the storyline (that of the main protagonist Matthias) are pretty good. The actors have nice chemistry and the seriousness of it sets a nice, even tone. However, the other storylines (the one with a reporter and his wife and even the one with Helmut Rahn, a professional soccer player in the movie) fall flat and take you out of the movie. Personally, I feel like the film would have worked better if it had taken out the story with the reporter and a lot of the parts focused on Rahn and focused on just the Matthias storyline. The overall tone would be more consistent and established, making the movie-going experience less jarring and more organic. However, for what the movie is, it's not bad. It could improve, and I'm sure the director, Soenke Wortmann, has produced many other films since Das Wunder von Bern that have improved in quality. In conclusion, there is a lot of promise and potential in this film, but in the end this potential is never truly developed, leaving the viewer with a tonally confused film and a message that becomes near impossible to receive. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Really rewarding at the end. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Film telling the tale of narrative stories surrouning the victory of West Germany in the soccer World Cup after the Second World War, referred to as the Miracle of Bern. While the story could have given way to a much more rewarding film than the usual average sport drama, it is let down by its underwhelming visual approach and average screenplay, both making The Miracle of Bern look like a forgettable TV movie. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Historical interesting but average as a movie. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis In 1954, Richard (Peter Lohmeyer) returns to his German hometown after seven years as a prisoner of war. The years have taken their toll, and he fails to relate to his family -- particularly his soccer-loving son, Matthias (Louis Klamroth). Meanwhile, a journalist (Lukas Gregorowicz) and his wife head to Bern, Switzerland, to write about the World Cup. The stories of these strangers converge when they arrive in Bern, where they witness an uplifting German performance in a game against Hungary.
      Director
      Sönke Wortmann
      Producer
      Tom Spiess, Sönke Wortmann, Hanno Huth
      Screenwriter
      Sönke Wortmann, Rochus Hahn
      Production Co
      Senator Film Produktion GmbH
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      German
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jan 22, 2008
      Runtime
      1h 58m