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  • Summary: In 1943, while the Allies are bombing Berlin and the Gestapo is purging the capital of Jews, a dangerous love affair blossoms between two women. (Zeitgeist Films)
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
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  1. A guilty pleasure and one of the best films of the year.
  2. 83
    It's a first love story that goes beyond many simplistic notions as to why people fall for one another. If it weren't true, no one would believe it.
  3. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    75
    A lustrously shot, well-acted and immensely moving romantic drama.
  4. 75
    This is the kind of story that has to be true; as fiction, it would not be believable.
  5. Färberböck has directed the story with a canny blend of liveliness and taste.
  6. 40
    There is surprisingly little emotional amplitude in the film.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. LisaJoN.
    May 21, 2006
    10
    As a lesbian and as someone who lived in Germany as a child after the second world war, I found the emotional and national resonance of the film to be breathtaking. Everthing rings so true and at the same time so wonderously happy and so tragic. I cannot recommend a film more hightly. Expand

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