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Who knows what American journalist Jake Geismer (George Clooney) expected to find in postwar Berlin? Peace, maybe. Or at least a story. But certainly not Lena (Cate Blanchett), his beautiful, embittered one-time love. And not the trail of secrecy and deception that leads from Lena to the scheming young corporal (Tobey Maguire) who's her new lover...and to a murder no one seems interested in solving. Except Jake. Steven Soderbergh directs three of today's top talents in this zigzag thriller that's both an atmospheric homage to 1940s filmmaking and a deft modern film noir. The Good German is "haunting and hypnotic, it's pure moviegoing bliss" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone).
I found this movie to be a bomb. Having read most of Kanon's books, which I have found to be very good, I was looking forward to this movie.. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ratch
Viewers should not expect a movie which follows the plot of Joseph Kanon's excellent book. The movie, shot in stark b/w, has some good historical footage and provides a glimpse... Read morePublished 2 months ago by troutfeather
No relationship to the book. I enjoyed the book very much but this was a big disappointment. Might have been OK if I had never read the book.Published 2 months ago by Beverly L.
Well photographed. A complex plot. Unforgettable female character.Published 5 months ago by Paul Wiggins