The Good German

TitleThe Good German
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsSoderbergh, Steven
Running Time1h 55m
Date Released12/2006
DistributorWarner Bros. Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish, German, Russian

Visually styled as a post-war film noir, The Good German, based on a novel by Joseph Kanon and directed by Steven Soderbergh, explores corruption, immorality, and compromise in post-World War II Berlin. American war correspondent Jake Geismar arrives in Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference and reunite with his old flame, Lena. His attention soon turns to unraveling two murder mysteries connected to Lena.. His investigation uncovers the U.S. Army's secret mission to recruit German scientists involved with perpetrating the Holocaust. Fast-paced but nuanced, Soderbergh’s classic film explores the aftermath of war and the many wrenching dilemmas faced by its survivors.


George Clooney

Cate Blanchett

Tobey Maguire

Beau Bridges

Tony Curran

Leland Orser



Produced by Ben Cosgrove and Gregory Jacobs

Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Screenplay by Paul Attanasio

Cinematography by Peter Andrews

Edited by Mary Ann Bernard

Music by Thomas Newman

Costume design by Louise Frogley

Production design by Philip Messina


War, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense

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