Who knows what American journalist Jake Geismer (George Clooney) expected to find in postwar Berlin? Peace, maybe. Or at least a story. But certainly not Lena (Cate Blanchett), his beautiful, embittered one-time love. And not the trail of secrecy and deception that leads from Lena to the scheming young corporal (Tobey Maguire) who's her new lover...and to a murder no one seems interested in solving. Except Jake. Steven Soderbergh directs three of today's top talents in this zigzag thriller that's both an atmospheric homage to 1940s filmmaking and a deft modern film noir.THE GOOD GERMAN is "haunting and hypnotic, it's pure moviegoing bliss" (Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE).
Nominated: Golden Berlin Bear, 2007 Berlin International Film Festival; Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score, 2007 Academy Awards
No true student of cinema will want to miss his ride back to the future. It's pure moviegoing bliss. -- Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE