The Good German - I Used To Live Here Before The War

Posted on: December 11, 2006 | Views: 23 | Comment

Jake (George Clooney) and Patrick (Tobey Maguire) discuss the American way.

Based on the novel by Joseph Kanon, The Good German takes place in the ruins of post-WWII Berlin, where U.S. Army war correspondent Jake Geismar (George Clooney) becomes embroiled with Lena Brandt (Cate Blanchett), a former lover who is trying to escape her past in the aftermath of the war.

Intrigue mounts as Jake tries to uncover the secrets Lena may be hiding in her desperation to get out of Berlin. Tully (Tobey Maguire), a soldier in the American army motor pool assigned to drive Jake around the city, has black market connections that may be Lena's way out ¿ or lead them all into even darker territory. 

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politics • nazis • wwii • tobey maguire • george clooney • Germany • World War II