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Anonyma - Eine Frau in Berlin (A Woman in Berlin) Reviews

November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 6, 2009
A clear-eyed portrait of a highly charged chapter in Germany's history, a history that once again proves rewarding fodder for an alert artistic imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 2, 2009
No one is guiltless-not the Russian commander (Yevgeny Sidikhin) who takes the heroine as his lover, nor her bourgeois landlady (Fassbinder alumnus Irm Hermann), who welcomes the occupiers for their black market goods.
September 24, 2009
The film is well-acted, with restraint, by Hoss and Sidikhin. The writer and director, Max Faerberboeck, employs a level gaze and avoids for the most part artificial sentimentality. The physical production is convincing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 21, 2009
Sometimes a movie based on true events is forceful out of all proportion to its middling presentation.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 7, 2009
[A] brutal, unforgettable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 17, 2009
Though the story is based in truth, an emotionally removed Hoss feels more like a symbol than an actual person, while her detached narration keeps us at further remove.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 17, 2009
A Woman in Berlin, which is based on an anonymously written memoir of the same name, serves also as a testimony to women who put men in their place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 17, 2009
However and wherever you see it, A Woman in Berlin is a distinctive achievement, a World War II movie unlike any other and one of the few films ever to address a topic that makes almost everyone want to look away: What happens to women in wartime.
July 17, 2009
A sprawling, difficult, powerful film.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 17, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 15, 2009
One of the best of a new breed of indigenous movies prying open the Pandora's box of German suffering in World War II.