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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant ... but obviously a bit "heavy-going"!
Yes, it was a little heavy-going, but one can't expect anything less when the movie is all about portraying the lives of Berlin's women (and one woman in particular) in April/May 1945. I read the book "A Woman in Berlin" (Anonymous) A Woman in Berlin: Diary 20 April 1945 to 22 June 1945a year or two ago - after reading Anthony Beevor's great work "Berlin" Berlin: The...
Published on 2 April 2010 by Mr. R. Mun Gavin

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3.0 out of 5 stars A Woman in Berlin
The German title for this film "Anonyma: Eine Frau in Berlin" [which translates as "Anonyma: A Woman in Berlin"] appears to have been altered to "Anonyma: The Downfall of Berlin" for its US and UK release. One can only presume this is an attempt to cash in on the success of the 2004 masterpiece "Downfall" which depicted the final 10 days of Hitler's life in his Berlin...
Published on 25 Mar. 2010 by Lance Grundy


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4.0 out of 5 stars disappointing, 24 Jun. 2010
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Mr. Paul Gilliatt (UK) - See all my reviews
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Sanitised and disappointing, the fighting scenes are rather lame, the German troops are dealt with far too easily. Re the rapes and the savagery of survival this has been (necessarily?) sanitised as was the end of Downfall (the ending of which is simply untrue as the lead female character just walks through Russian lines unmolested, when in fact she was gang raped and kept as a sexual slave for many months). The story of the aftermath of Berlin's capture is a story that needs telling but it will have to be by another film prepared to really delve into the moral ambiguities of rape as a weapon of revenge and the terrible deeds and decisions taken by the woman concwerned. The street scenes are OK but the destruction was far far worse than depicted and the events far more savage. I think those who were there are owed a more realistic depiction. I give it 4*s as it is still an interesting attempt and far better than most of the ususal WW2 rubbish
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 July 2014
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Arrived quickly, watched it the next night.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 Nov. 2014
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John Marshall (Lancaster England) - See all my reviews
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a fair interpretation of a harrowing book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 1 Nov. 2014
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excellent product great delivery
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Feb. 2015
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Powerful film, thank you
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Insight in the first days after the fall of Berlin, 3 July 2010
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F. Tzoras (Athens, Greece) - See all my reviews
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The film is well made and gives a very good sight of what was going on in the very first days after the fall of Nazi Germany and Berlin in particular.I am not sure Germans will feel very proud for what happended to them especially to german women but it is the truth and shows also another aspect of the infamous red army and the behaviour of red soldiers at that time.
I would certainly recommend this movie especially for those interested in this period of history and the rise and fall of nazi Germany.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Downfall of Berlin, 25 Feb. 2011
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Excellent film. Good value for money. Very good service from the seller.The Downfall Of Berlin - Anonyma [DVD] [2008]
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 14 July 2014
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Lars Jönlid (gothenburg Sweden) - See all my reviews
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Right on spot.
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7 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Another war film that promises much but fails to really deliver., 13 Mar. 2010
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I'm a little surprised at the glowing reviews already submitted for Anonyma. It's not bad but it's definately not in the same league as Schindlers List or Downfall. The first half of the movie is pretty good, although not as gritty as I was expecting. The second half trails off quite badly. The relationship between the male and female leads being partcularly inadequately developed. Worth a watch but don't expect an enduring classic.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 23 May 2015
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D. M. Atkins (Cambridgeshire, UK) - See all my reviews
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