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A very GOOD movie!
on May 18, 2014
What I enjoyed most about this film was the way the story shows this very personal relationship between two men: one Jewish(played by Jason Issacs) and one non- Jewish , both Germans, who are wonderful friends until the Nazi movement tears their friendship to pieces. I also found it ironic that the non-Jew, played beautifully by Viggo Mortensen, was going a bit mad, hallucinating people singing and playing music through out the film)demonstrating the negative effects the Nazi movement had on decent, honest, and ordinary Germans, who had no recourse but to go along with the madness of Hitler and his thugs.
I have watched this movie repeatedly and am reminded how such tragedy and insanity can infiltrate any society if the wrong person(s)is brought to power. It is frightening to think this could easily happen again if we ever forget the atrocities inspired by Adolf Hitler during WWII.