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Good - Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Mark Strong, Vicente Amorim

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In Good, Viggo Mortensen plays John Halder - a good, decent individual with family problems. A literature professor in the 1930s Halder explores his personal circumstances in a novel advocating compassionate euthanasia. When the book is unexpectedly enlisted by powerful political figures in support of government propaganda, Halder finds his career rising in an optimistic current of nationalism and prosperity. Seemingly inconsequential decisions lead to choices, which lead to more choices... with devastating effect.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film drama history UK Germany National Socialism Nazis 1930s rise membership German World War II Jew

Persons of interest

  • Viggo Mortensen .... Halder
  • Jason Isaacs .... Maurice
  • Mark Strong .... Bouhler
  • Steven Mackintosh .... Freddie
  • Ruth Gemmell .... Elizabeth
  • Gemma Jones .... Mother
  • Guy Henry .... Doctor
  • Charlie Condou .... Bekemeier
  • Steven Elder .... Eichmann
  • Anastasia Hille .... Helen
  • Kevin Doyle .... Commandant
  • Ralph Riach .... Brunau
  • David de Keyser .... Mandelstam
  • Adrian Schiller .... Goebbels
  • Ben Segal .... Erich
  • Tallulah Boote-Bond .... Lotte
  • CP Taylor .... Playwright
  • John Wrathall .... Screenwriter
  • Vicente Amorim .... Director

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Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Ok, so I can see how Herr Professor Halder ended up as one of Hitler's henchmen but I still don't understand it. Mind you, I still don't understand how John Howard got re-elected so many times. (Not that I'm drawing a comparison between John Howard and Adolf Hitler or the Liberal party and the National Socialists, of course.) It was as if the Germans decided to stop thinking about what they were doing and let the Nazis think for them. And what was with the Nazis, anyway? How can anyone think that they are the pinnacle of creation, let alone evolution? That's an immediate sign of insanity. I comprehend their lust for power - it's hard to sit by and watch idiots ruin your country - but if the Great War didn't teach Germany that politics are temporary and ephemeral what could? Maybe it's the language: who would invent a title like "Obersturmbanfuhrer"? Or maybe it was all those heavy metal spikes they wore on top of their heads. Go figure.

The drama, history, UK movie Good is directed by Vicente Amorim and stars Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Mark Strong.

Government security censorship classification

M (Mature themes and coarse language)

Surveillance time

92 minutes (1:32 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 9 April 2009

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