DVD Release: Alone in Berlin

DVD Release Date: June 13, 2017
Price: DVD $15.83
Studio: IFC

The wartime drama Alone in Berlin tells the true-life tale of how an ordinary, middle-aged couple became a symbol of defiance against Nazi brutality.

Set against the tumultuous backdrop of Berlin in 1940, Otto and Anna Quangel (Brendan Gleeson, Safe House; Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks) are a working-class husband and wife doing their best to ride out the war. Everything changes, however, when their son is killed fighting on the front lines. They begin pouring their rage and grief into postcards emblazoned with anti-Nazi slogans, risking everything to disseminate their messages of protest across the city. But this seemingly small act of subversion rattles the regime, including a police inspector (Daniel Brühl, Rush) who will not rest until the culprits have been caught.

Directed by Vincent Perez (Arn: The Knight Templar) and based on the bestselling novel Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada, the movie is both a thriller and an ode to resistance.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.