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Hanna Schygulla's thoroughly compelling performance isn't quite enough to outweigh A Love in Germany's leaden execution -- but it comes close. Read critic reviews

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A German woman (Hanna Schygulla) has an affair with a World War II Polish POW (Piotr Lysak).

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Critic Reviews for A Love in Germany

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (9)

  • While you know it's all going to turn out rather badly, you can't help but be seduced by star Hanna Schygulla.

    March 24, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Though A Love in Germany may well be about 'ordinary' fascism it fails to measure up to the competition of Germany, Pale Mother and others of that kind.

    March 24, 2020 | Full Review…
  • [Schygulla] gives what must be called a triumphant performance, one that ranks with the best of her work with Fassbinder, in a film that must be the most romantic ever made by Mr. Wajda.

    March 24, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The sheer accumulation of contextual detail overwhelms and diminishes the narrative of amour foil at the film's centre.

    March 24, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Why great directors occasionally deliver an outrageous clunker is anyone's guess, but here's another one for the books -- A Love in Germany, Andrzej Wajda's meditation on the banality of evil, with the emphasis on banality.

    March 24, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The grim inevitability of the tragedy, which someone like Fassbinder might have enlightened with another of his lessons on "everyday fascism," is treated with a heavier, less convincing hand by Wajda.

    March 24, 2020 | Full Review…

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