A Woman in Berlin Synopsis
A woman struggles to survive the Russian invasion of Berlin during World War II.
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Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
It's intelligent, provocative and intensely dramatic. Its subject matter may be tough but it is as powerfully authentic as anyone could...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
A Woman in Berlin is like a tour through the blast-cratered psyche of two colliding cultures, each with its own nightmarish tales to tell...
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75

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
Joins such wonderful recent films as "The Lives of Others" and "The Baader Meinhof Complex" as a clear-eyed portrait of a highly charged...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
A harrowing story about the will to survive amid the most brutal conditions imaginable.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film is well-acted, with restraint, by Hoss and Sidikhin. The writer and director, Max Faerberboeck, employs a level gaze and avoids...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
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...
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NPR

By Mark Jenkins
A Woman in Berlin doesn't justify retribution, but in such moments it does clarify the horrible logic of vengeance.
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67

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
Like "The Reader," this film treads unsteadily over the terrain of German guilt.
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The Hollywood Reporter

The film ends up relying on stating a basic situation over and over rather than developing any sort of dramatic story concerning...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Unfortunately, Färberböck never gives us reason enough to sit through such unremitting punishment. Though the story is based in truth, an...
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A powerful, evocative film

By joehark
This isn ot only a film done well, it is also an important contribution to the cinematic literature of that time. The cocept at the heart of the film is that victorious Russian soldiers, mostly poor...

The War on Women and Children: A Woman In Berlin

By joegiustra
An excellent action drama, beautifully photographed, directed, acted. While it tragically shows you both sides of the Russian and German invasions, the real image here is that war has been, is and...

A Woman in Berlin

By Glencorse
Beautifully photographed with outstanding art direction. The performances were excellent but the film is about 20 minutes too long. Having said that , the Russian occupation of Berlin must have...

A Woman in Berlin

By werthie
Good, but not great . . . An inherently depressing history lesson about the widespread rape of German women by victorious Russian troops at the end of WWII, I would have hoped for a more emotionally...

Movie-making excellence

By pppasolini
There are fewer and fewer movies produced and released these days that don't primarily or significantly depend on special effects or plot gimmicks. Here is one that tells a story with great acting,...

NOT a good movie - perhaps one of the worst movie experiences ever.

By svaihingen
This was one of the most uncomfortable movie-going experiences I have ever had. Perhaps the artistic intent of the makers was to make the movie as insufferable as the final days of WWII in Berlin...

Woman in Berlin

By hh946
Powerful, moving drama. Wonderfully acted. Unforgettable....

A women in Berlin

By vassili
"A woman in Berlin " is very powerful antiwar movie, greate ,not easy movie . Greate script, greate acting,- human haracters, smart ,honest director,general scens just fantastic, so real. and we can...

Five Word Review

By ThorAdeth
dull boring plotless dispassionate dejavu...

A woman in Berlin

By dtsuchigane
Berlin is close to my heart, it is my home town so to speak. The movie was well done and told the true story. This is certainly recorded in many books and historical files. It was concise, well...

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Rated NR