Anonyma - Eine Frau in Berlin (2008)

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A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II.


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17 November 2009 | lastliberal
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| Now we step on the corpses of dead women just to get to a jar of jam.
War is not a pleasant experience. Those who follow the news know that there have been several of our own soldiers accused and prosecuted for rape and murder in Iraq. In all wars there are local citizens who prostitute themselves to feed their family. It is often hard to make a choice between honor and survival.

This is the story of German women at the end of WWII when the Russians have moved into Germany. They are, of course, raped and abused, as women often are by invading armies. The question then becomes, how best to survive. Anonyma (Nina Hoss) decides the best way is to find the best Russian officer to care for her in exchange for sex.

It is easy to see why the Germans and the Russians hated the book, upon which this film is based, when it came out after the war. They are not shown in a good light. That is no surprise. Soldiers usually do not come from Ivy League universities, but from farms and shops.

Nina Hoss is one of the very few women that can look splendid even in rags.

Oustanding film.

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Release Date:

23 October 2008

Language

German, Russian, Georgian


Country of Origin

Germany, Poland

Filming Locations

Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,439 19 July 2009

Gross USA:

$294,014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,863,939

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