Good

Good Synopsis

Using one man's moral decline to express the fate of an entire nation, GOOD is a devastating drama set in Germany in the 1930's. Starring Oscar-nominee Viggo Mortensen in a dazzling change-of-pace performance, the story centres around John Halder, an enlightened intellectual who gets swept up by the momentum of Hitler's rise to power.

Though basically a good human being, Halder has a number of personal and professional problems that are suddenly solved when he agrees to do a small service for a powerful political figure. Though no single action of Halder's is particularly harmful in and of itself, the accumulated effect of rendering a number of such services in exchange for a number of increasingly compromising rewards, takes its toll.

One day, this seemingly "good" man, wakes up to discover that, like countless other German citizens, he has become a Nazi.

Based on the acclaimed play by CP Taylor.

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Credits

Starring:

Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Jodie Whittaker, Steven Mackintosh, Mark Strong, Gemma Jones

Director:

Vicente Amorim

Producers:

Miriam Segal

Screenplay:

John Wrathall (from the play by CP Taylor)

Executive Producers:

Simon Fawcett, Peter Hampden, Brian O'Shea

Distributor:

Lionsgate UK

Credits summary:

Aramid Entertainment presents a Good Films Production, in co-production with Miromar Entertainment and Laurin Entertainment in association with Lipsync Productions LLP, Mixer Productions Brazil, 120db Films and BBC Films.

Certificate:

15

Running time:

95 mins 42 secs

Release Dates

Released

17 May 2009

In cinemas

17 May 2009

Out on DVD

31 August 2009

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