The Good German
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Featuring: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire, Beau Bridges, See full list
Description: A United States Army war correspondent named Jake Geismar (George Clooney), who covered events in Berlin prior to the start of the war, returns to the ruined city soon after Nazi surrender, presumably to cover the Potsdam Conference. The objective of the gathering of the 3 largest and most powerful of the Allied countries (United States represented by Harry S. Truman; United Kingdom represented by Winston Churchill and Clement Attlee; Soviet Union represented by Joseph Stalin) was to decide how to order the defeated and disorganized Nazi Germany. Secretly, Jake hopes to find Lena Brandt (Cate Blanchett), the woman he previously fell in love with and had a torrid affair with during the war. Miraculously, she has survived, but her mathematician father is missing, with both American and Russian intelligence mysteriously in pursuit. When a dead soldier’s body washes up on the shore near the conference, Jake stumbles onto a troubling mystery. The army’s reluctance to answer his questions leads him to believe that he may have uncovered an imperative story. His investigation guides him through a devastated Germany, full of people ridden with guilt over their country’s wartime atrocities. Jake soon discovers a black market and with the help of his chaperon, Lieutenant Tully (Tobey Maguire), he may be able to help Lena.