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The Good German Details

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A U.S. Army war correspondent is drawn into a deadly mystery in post-war Berlin as he seeks out his wartime mistress in this adaptation of author [[Performer~P433155~Joseph Kanon~josephkanon]]'s best-selling novel. The war is over, and Jake Geismar ([[Performer~P13722~George Clooney~georgeclooney]]) is an American journalist assigned the task of covering the peace in Berlin -- but he was once lovers with a mysterious woman named Lena Brandt ([[Performer~P215038~Cate Blanchett~cateblanchett]]). Lena is a lady with many secrets to hide, however, and now that the fighting has ceased, she has every intention of burying her sins and escaping her dark past. As Jake searches for Lena in war-torn Berlin with the assistance of American Army motor pool driver Tully ([[Performer~P196872~Tobey Maguire~tobeymaguire]]), the complex web of deceit woven by the desperate woman soon leads all three into the black market, which could prove either the ticket to Lena's ultimate escape or the downfall of both her and her pursuers. Filmed entirely in the style of such Hollywood classics as [[Feature~V8482~Casablanca~casablanca]], The Good German was shot by director [[Performer~P112040~Steven Soderbergh~stevensoderbergh]] (under the pseudonym [[Performer~P301000~Peter Andrews~peterandrews]]) using 1940s era lenses, sound-recording techniques, and a decidedly less-mobile camera. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 15, 2006

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Las Vegas Film Critics Association Thomas Newman Best Score 2006 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Thomas Newman Best Music Score (Runner-up) 2006 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Thomas Newman Best Score 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Thomas Newman Best Music Score 2006 Nominee

Cast

George Clooney
as Jake Geismer
Cate Blanchett
as Lena Brandt
Tobey Maguire
as Tully
Beau Bridges
as Colonel Muller
Tony Curran
as Danny
Leland Orser
as Bernie Teitel
Jack Thompson
as Congressman Breimer
Robin Weigert
as Hannelore
Ravil Isyanov
as General Sikorsky
Christian Oliver
as Emile Brandt
Dave Power
as Lieutenant Schaeffer
Don Pugsley
as Gunther
Dominic Comperatore
as Levi
John Roeder
as General
J. Paul Boehmer
as British Press Aide
Igor Korosec
as Russian Soldier
Boris Kievsky
as Russian Soldier
Vladimir Kulikov
as Russian Soldier
Yevgeniy Narovlyanskiy
as Russian Soldier
Aleksandr Sountsov
as Russian Soldier
Dean Misch
as German Boy
Justin Misch
as German Boy
Tom Cummins
as British Interviewer
Brandon Keener
as Clerk
David Willis
as Franz Bettmann

Crew

Steven Soderbergh
Director
Ben Cosgrove
Producer
Greg Jacobs
Producer
George Clooney
Producer
Steven Soderbergh
Producer
Paul Attanasio
Screenwriter
Joseph Kanon
Book Author
Peter Andrews
Cinematographer
Thomas Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Mary Ann Bernard
Editor
Philip Messina
Production Designer
Doug Meerdink
Art Director
Frederic W. Brost
Executive Producer
Benjamin Waisbren
Executive Producer
William J. Law III
Set Designer
C. Scott Baker
Set Designer
Tom Cummins
Costume Designer
Louise Frogley
Costume Designer
Monica S. Haynes
Costume Designer
Kristen Toscano Messina
Set Decorator
Reese James Spensley
Costume Designer
Paul Ledford
Sound/Sound Designer
Greg Jacobs
First Assistant Director
Cris Lombardi
Camera Operator
Jeff Ramsey
Stunts
Jeff Brockton
Stunts
John Moio
Stunts
Michael Owen
Stunts
Jeremy Fitzgerald
Stunts
Joni Avery
Stunts
Brian Avery
Stunts
Vladimir Orlov
Stunts
Sean Graham
Stunts
Eliza Coleman
Stunts
Jodi Brockton
Stunts
Bill Willens
Stunts
Eric Norris
Stunts
Hal Burton
Stunts
Jason Rodriguez
Stunts
Carrick O'Quinn
Stunts
Gene Hartline
Stunts
Matt Baker
Stunts
Chad Cleven
Stunts
Mickey Giacomazzi
Stunts
Laura Dunlop
Choreography
Lynn Givens
Choreography
Debra Zane
Casting
Alicia Stevenson
Foley Artist
Michael Zainer
Assistant Music Editor
Paul Threlkeld
Dolly Grip
Russell Ayer
Lighting
Steven Meizler
First Assistant Camera
Waldo Sanchez
Department Head Hair
Blair Foord
Special Effects Technician
Keri Littledeer
Set Medic/First Aid
Bryan Snodgrass
Set Production Assistant
Daniel Addelson
Set Production Assistant
Billy Theriot
Assistant Sound Editor
Robin Le Chanu
Production Supervisor
Steve Borgese
Greensman
Jemma Kearney
Personal Assistant
Jon Carpenter
Transportation Coordinator
Kenn Smiley
Key Costumer
Lynda Foote
Costumes Supervisor
Michael La Corte
Assistant Production Coordinator
Al Laverde
Key Grip
Dan Levitan
Lead Compositor
Dawn Fintor
Foley Artist
Erik Bernstein
Lighting
Chrissy Gilmartin
Set Production Assistant
David Kirchner
First Assistant Editor
Eric Sagot
Lighting
Angela McConnell
Personal Assistant
Arturo Rojas
Additional Hair Stylist
Melissa Brockman
Visual Effects Producer
Niles McElroy
Lighting
Robert Sica
Set Dresser
Sonya Lunsford
Production Accountant
John Robotham
Stunts Coordinator
Ken Lavet
Location Manager
Luciano Blotta
Video Assist
Merdyce McClaran
Set Dresser
Pat Carmen
Driver
Robert Stromberg
Model Effects Supervisor
Spooky Stevens
Unit Publicist
Tom Daws
Painter (digital)
David Rey
Lead Compositor
Erich Mingenbach
Special Effects Technician
Brian Worsley
Production Secretary
Matt Absher
Second Assistant Editor
Monica De Armond Borde
Post Production Supervisor
Rita Bellissimo
Additional Hair Stylist
Bernard Glavin
Transportation Captain
Jason Talbert
Grip
Jody Spilkoman
Second Second Assistant Director
Justin Duncan
Assistant Location Manager
Chris Snyder
Construction Coordinator
David Betancourt
Foley Mixer
Ali Blacker
Personal Assistant
Larry Blake
Supervising Sound Editor
Julie Kristy
Makeup
Marina Hart
Key Hairstylist
Monica De Armond Borde
Personal Assistant
Richard Andrade
Set Dresser
Scott Bobbitt
Leadman
Tannis Vallely
Casting Associate
Greg Oehler
Painter (digital)
Jason Hinkel
First Assistant Accountant
Chance Robertson
Driver
Dave Glavin
Driver
Quentin Halliday
Location Manager
Ryan Vonlossberg
Grip
Suzan Wexler
Assistant Art Director
Zoe Hay
Makeup
Larry Blake
Re-Recording Mixer
Helen Kozora-Tell
Buyer
Jessica Lowrey
DGA Intern
Julie Hewett
Department Head Makeup
Kimaree Long
Dialogue Editor
Annie Welles
Script Supervisor
Dara Gordon
Personal Assistant
Danny Coughlin
Driver
Diane Glavin
Driver
Fallon Johnson
Set Production Assistant
Bill Gilman
Painter (digital)
Pacific Title
Title Design
Ryan Steffen
Set Dresser
Heba Thorisdottir
Makeup
Jeremy Rich
Casting Associate
Kevin Hannigan
Special Effects Coordinator
Lynne Martin
Set Production Assistant
Michelle Vittone-McNeil
Key Make-up
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