Emma Thompson Confronting war and death

Emma Thompson: Confronting war and death

Image caption Alone in Berlin is an adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Hans Fallada

It was a true story of a small act of resistance against the Nazis that was documented in a 1947 German-language novel. Sixty years later, the book Alone in Berlin was translated into English and became a surprise international bestseller.

Now French director Vincent Perez has made an English-language film adaptation, starring Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson, which had its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival.

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