Alone in Berlin- live from The Imperial War Museum (12A)

alone in berlin

From the archive

This film was last shown on 26 June 2017

This unique event, featuring Emma Thompson, will be broadcast live to cinemas nationwide from the  world-renowned IWM London. Featuring a preview of the extraordinary film ALONE IN BERLIN, followed by a private view of highlights from IWM London’s  second world war collection and a lively, inspiring and timely discussion exploring the realities of political protest from Germany during World War II through to present day.

Based on the beloved best-selling novel by Hans Fallada, two-time Academy® Award-winner Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks) and three-time Golden Globe-nominee and Emmy Award winner Brendan Gleeson (Into The Storm, The Guard) star as Otto and Anna, a working-class couple living in Nazi occupied Berlin.

When their son is killed in service, Otto and Anna begin to write postcards denouncing the Nazis and distribute them across Berlin. As their silent anti-Nazi campaign builds momentum across Berlin, they enter into a deadly game of cat and mouse with Gestapo inspector (Golden Globe-nominee Daniel Brühl).


Vincent Perez
France, Germany, UK
180 mins
Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Brühl, Emma Thompson


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