Berlin, June 1940. While Nazi propaganda celebrates victory over France, Anna and Otto are grieving their son, who has been killed at the front. They had long believed in the ‘Führer’, but now they realise his promises are nothing but lies. They begin writing anti-Nazi postcards as a form of resistance. Putting their lives at risk, they distribute these cards all over Berlin. But soon the authorities are onto them.
Hans Fallada's wartime novel is brought elegantly to the screen by actor Vincent Perez, ably assisted by Gleeson and Thompson.Gráinne Humpreys, Festival Director