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The Good German

The movie The Good German was based on the book The Good German.

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Movie details for The Good German

The movie was released in 2006 and directed by Steven Soderbergh, who also directed Out of Sight (1998) and Solaris (2002). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Ravil Issyanov, Dominic Comperatore, Cate Blanchett, Jack Thompson, Tobey Maguire, Gianfranco L'Amore, Beau Lotterman, Kathleen Rippert, Ashley Sawdaye, Kate Powell, David Saxa, Robert Gralek, David Willis (VIII), Dave Power, Aleksandr Sountsov, Leland Orser, Christian Reeve, Vladimir Kulikov, George Clooney and Erica Hoag.

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Book details for The Good German

The Good German was written by Joseph Kanon. The book was published in 2001 by Picador. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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This compelling thriller is both a touching love story and a masterful portrayal of the struggle for geopolitical control of postwar Germany. Network correspondent Jake Geismar, who covered Berlin before the war, has returned to the devastated city, os... Read More
This compelling thriller is both a touching love story and a masterful portrayal of the struggle for geopolitical control of postwar Germany. Network correspondent Jake Geismar, who covered Berlin before the war, has returned to the devastated city, ostensibly to cover the Potsdam Conference but actually to find the woman he loves. Miraculously, Lena Brandt, Jake's wartime mistress, has survived. However, her mathematician husband is missing, and both the American and Russian intelligence services are hunting him. When the bullet-ridden body of an American soldier washes up on the shores of Potsdam in front of Jake's eyes just as Truman, Churchill, and Stalin convene the first postwar conference, Jake is plunged into a maelstrom of intrigue, corruption, and betrayal.

A brilliantly evoked portrait of a unique moment in history (the end of one war and the beginning of another), The Good German amply fulfills the promise shown by Joseph Kanon in his two earlier novels, Los Alamos and The Prodigal Spy. --Jane Adams