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THE GOOD GERMAN
USA: Warner Bros Pictures
UK: Warner Bros Pictures International UK
Cast: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tobey McGuire, Beau Bridges, Tony Curran, Leland Orser, Jack Thompson, Robin Weigert, Ravil Isyanov, John Roeder, Dominic Comperatore, Dave Power, David Willis, Christian Oliver, Don Pugsley, J Paul Boehmer, Igor Korosec, Boris Kievsky, Vladimir Kulikov, Yevgeniy Narovlyanskiy, Aleksandr Sountsov, Tom Cummins, Brandon Keener, Gianfranco L'Amore Tordi, Dean Misch, Justin Misch
Director: Steven Soderbergh
USA: 105 mins
UK: 107 mins
USA Rated: R for language, violence and some sexual content
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, moderate nudity and sexual violence
USA Release Date: 19 January 2007
USA Release Date: 22 December 2006 (Limited Release)
USA Release Date: 15 December 2006 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
UK Release Date: 30 March 2007
UK Release Date: 9 March 2007 (Limited Release - London, West End)
1945 post-World War II Berlin, Germany
US Army correspondent Jake Geismar (George Clooney) is in Berlin to cover the Postdam Peace Conference where the allies are determining Germany's future after its defeat. Chauffeured around by Corporal Tully (Tobey McGuire) he learns that Tully's an opportunist and actively participating in the thriving black market there. Not only that but Tully's girlfriend, Lena Brandt (Cate Blanchett), used to be his former love.
When Tully goes missing, Jake finds himself drawn further and further into a web of intrigue as both the American and Russian armies are searching for Tully. When Jake winds up with a bullet in his back all lines of investigation lead Jake back to Lena, but trying to establish the truth in this secretive city, just liberated from the horrors of war, is an almost impossible task...
Based on the novel by Joseph Kanon, THE GOOD GERMAN is directed by Steven Soderbergh.