Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Alone in Berlin

2016, Vincent Perez, UK/France/Germany, 103 min. With Brendan Gleeson, Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl.

Show Times

  • Fri, Feb 10th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Feb 10th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Feb 11th 4:15pm
  • Sun, Feb 12th 5:30pm
  • Mon, Feb 13th 8:30pm
  • Tue, Feb 14th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Feb 15th 8:30pm
  • Thu, Feb 16th 6:00pm
Chicago premiere!

"A film of compelling urgency." — Abbey Bender Village Voice

Based on Hans Fallada’s 1947 novel "Every Man Dies Alone," which became a worldwide best seller after its 2009 publication in English, ALONE IN BERLIN charts the small, painful rebellion of a middle-aged working class couple against Hitler following the death of their only son in combat. As Otto and Anna Quangel, Gleeson and Thompson often wordlessly convey the suppressed emotion and interior suffering of parents who embark on a dangerous and ultimately foolhardy scheme to leave anonymous dissident messages in public places. Wartime Berlin is evoked in a stunning production design, an effective background for a Nazi police inspector’s (Brühl) single-minded pursuit of the couple. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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