Director: Vicente Amorim
Writers: John Wrathall (screenplay),
C. P. Taylor (stage play)
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Jodie Whittaker, Steven Mackintosh, Mark Strong, Gemma Jones,
Producers: Sarah Boote,
Billy Dietrich, Kevin Loader,
Dan Lupovitz, Miriam Segal
Douglas Cummins, Karsten Brünig, Danielle Dajani, Simon Fawcett,
Rexal Ford, Peter Hampden,
Stephen Hayes, Jason Isaacs,
Norman Merry, Brian O'Shea,
Julia Jay Pierrepont III
Country: UK / Germany
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Using one man's moral decline to express the fate of an entire nation, GOOD is a devastating drama set in Germany in the 1930's based on the acclaimed play by CP Taylor.
Starring Oscar-nominee Viggo Mortensen in a dazzling change-of-pace performance, the story centres around John Halder, an enlightened intellectual who gets swept up by the momentum of Hitler's rise to power.
Though basically a good human being, Halder has a number of personal and professional problems that are suddenly solved when he agrees to do a small service for a powerful political figure. Though no single action of Halder's is particularly harmful in and of itself, the accumulated effect of rendering a number of such services in exchange for a number of increasingly compromising rewards, takes its toll.
One day, this seemingly "good" man, wakes up to discover that, like countless other German citizens, he has become a Nazi.
Toronto International Film Festival 2008