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Anything that makes people happy can't be bad, can it?

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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Good: interview

Jason Isaacs and Jodie Whittaker chat to BBC Films about working with Viggo Mortensen on the film about a good doctor in Nazi Germany.


  • 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
    • Sales Agent:
      Odd Lot International
    • 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
    • In Cinemas
      May 17th 2009
    • Out on DVD
      August 31st 2009
    • Released
      May 17th 2009

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