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What have I done? What have I done? You can imagine that Professor John Halder (Viggo Mortensen) was asking that question over and over.
He seemed not to understand what was happening to him as he let himself be used by the Nazi’s. First, he joins the party, then he loses his lifelong friend simply because he was Jewish. It was only when he was picked to inspect the death camps did he come to a full realization of the depths into which he had sunk.
How do you cook a lobster? If you throw it into a pot of boiling water it will scream and jump out. But, if you put it in water and slowly raise the temperature, it boils before it knows what/s happening. Professor Halder was put in tepid water and the temperature raised gradually until the shock hit him full force, and he could not escape.
Mortensen was very good, but his friend Morris (Jason Isaacs), a Jew, was excellent.
Perhaps a little “artsy-dartsy”, yes. But this is still a very compelling film that shows the many shades of grey that existed between the black and the white of most war movies. It’s the story of a typical German — a young professor — who gets swept up in events as he goes along to get along. He sees Nazism as a temporary aberration and even believes he can have a positive influence on it but gets swept up in the movement without really believing in it. Life could be good in Germany before the war if you were not Jewish and were a Nazi or at least appeared to be one. Thus are Professor John Holden and his Jewish friend and fellow world war veteran Maurice caught in the vortex. There are a few extraneous lines in the plot: Holden’s senile mother, his failed marriage and the reason for it. They don’t seem to serve any purpose other than to add some flesh to a fairly skinny plot. But nevertheless it is both a powerful, well performed drama and a very different glimpse into the everyday life of Nazi Germany before the war.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 32 min (92 min)
Genre Drama, Romance, War
Director Vicente Amorim
Writer C.P. Taylor, John Wrathall
Actors Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Jodie Whittaker
Country United Kingdom, Germany, Hungary, Cayman Islands
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital EX
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Magyar Filmlaboratórium, Budapest, Hungary (processing), Technicolor, London, UK (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna 250D 8563, Eterna 500T 8573)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)