As we look forward to the arrival of next month of the spectacle that is Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, Vincent Perez’s Alone In Berlin slips discreetly and quietly into cinemas this week.
Based on the true story of Otto and Elise Hempel who staged an anti-Nazi campaign in Germany through a series of subversive postcards, it’s a smaller, more intimate story than this year’s other World War II movies.
Vincent Perez directs the story of a small gesture set against a huge war, and talked to Flickering Myth’s Freda Cooper about how the film has much to say to an audience about how just one person can start the most massive of changes. And he describes how he had to jump through hoops to make a film involving the Nazis on location in present day Germany.
Alone In Berlin is released on Friday, 30 June. Read our review here.