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