Brendan Gleeson and Emma Thompson star in a film about small scale resistance in WW2.
Based on the best-selling book by Hans Fallada.
Written by celebrated German author Hans Fallada just after the end of the Second World War, Every Man Dies Alone was one of the very first anti-Nazi novels, and remains as pertinent a depiction of human repression and resistance today as when it was originally published in 1947.
Based on actual Gestapo files given to him by a novelist friend just after the war, Fallada’s remarkable tome tells the story of Otto and Anna Quangel – in reality Otto and Elise Hampel – a working class couple in Berlin, Germany who, having lost their only son, Hans, to the conflict in France, wage a two-person propaganda war, by writing postcards with seditious messages, urging their fellow Germans to stand up to Hitler’s ruling Nazi party, then leaving them in public places to be read.
DIRECTOR: Vincent Perez
CAST: Brendan Gleeson, Emma Thompson, Danial Bruhl
RUN TIME: 150 mins
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