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Der amerikanische Journalist Jake Geismar soll im Nachkriegs-Berlin über die Potsdamer Friedenskonferenz berichten. Er hofft, dabei auch seine verschollene Geliebte Lena Brandt wiederzufinden. Diese steckt offensichtlich in Schwierigkeiten, denn. The Good German – In den Ruinen von Berlin (Originaltitel: The Good German) ist ein Schwarzweiß-Thriller von Steven Soderbergh aus dem Jahr , der auf. poardfarm.eu - Kaufen Sie The Good German günstig ein. Qualifizierte Bestellungen werden kostenlos geliefert. Sie finden Rezensionen und Details zu einer. The Good German. (41)1 Std. 43 Min Amerikanische Journalist Jake Geismer im Nachk riegs-Berlin wohl zu finden hoffte? Schon bald ge schieht. The Good German. minutes. Drama. Add to Wishlist. Neither audio nor subtitles are available in your language. Audio is available in German. The Good German war an der Kinokasse ein Flop. Seine Kritiker und seine Zuschauer empfanden die Handlung als überladen, die zentralen Rollencharaktere. Jake verstrickt sich zusehends in einem tödlichen Netz der Intrigen. Mit The Good German lässt Regisseur Steven Soderbergh die Wirren der Nachkriegszeit.
The Good German war an der Kinokasse ein Flop. Seine Kritiker und seine Zuschauer empfanden die Handlung als überladen, die zentralen Rollencharaktere. Ein pflichtbewusster Presseoffizier, eine rätselhafte Schönheit - in traumschönen Schwarz-Weiß-Bildern zitiert Steven Soderbergh in "The Good. The Good German. minutes. Drama. Add to Wishlist. Neither audio nor subtitles are available in your language. Audio is available in German.
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The Good German Navigation menu VideoThe Good German Trailer Box Office Mojo. Aug 23, Sarah rated it it was amazing. Deine Bewertung. Edit Did You Know? Plot was a little twisted and confusing, but the love story conquers all. These decisions, combined with Ab 21 Jahren Tv limited coverage, allowed the Hells Angels De cut to be produced in two days after wrapping up filming. Hauptseite Themenportale Zufälliger Artikel. Kanon's The Good German starts slowly, designed to immerse the reader in the atmosphere of the Berlin of the early post-war months. Director: Steven Soderbergh.
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Set in Berlin at the time of the Potsdam Conference, just after the Allied victory in Europe, Jake Geismar, an American journalist, is searching for his German girlfriend, Lena, along with a story for his magazine.
While there, a murder is committed, and Jake gets involved. At first, the murder and the search for Lena do not seem connected, but with the help of German detective, the relationship becomes clear.
Jake uncovers the corruption of the black market and a covert struggle between the Americans and the Soviets to lure German scientists for assistance in arms development in advance of the Cold War.
The author combines elements of mystery, romance, and history into a compelling story with well-developed characters.
It explores ethical questions of whether involvement with the Nazis will result in punishment or exoneration. Should scientists get a free pass because they continue to be useful?
The main plot and sub-plots are woven together expertly. The novel conveys a strong sense of place. I could picture the bombed-out rubble of Berlin.
As in many mysteries, some of the key pieces of information are delivered through plot devices. I had not previously joined the audiobook trend, but when I found myself facing a long drive, I decided to try it.
I came across this one at my local library. The audiobook reader, Stanley Tucci, does an excellent job of modulating his voice and creating realistic differentiated accents to render the various German, American, and Russian characters of both sexes.
It kept us entertained while driving for over seven hours. Recommended to fans of historical fiction or mysteries, especially of the period surrounding WWII.
Contains language, sex, and violence. Sep 05, Jenna rated it it was ok. I kept reading for so long wanting to like this book.
There are two main problems, though. The first is that there's way too much dialogue. Everyone has to explain everything to everyone else.
And then Kanon thinks he's being edgy by writing in a bunch of short sentence fragments. The second problem, which is much more eggregious, is that Kanon is as dull as his main character Jake Geismar when it comes to women.
A woman is raped and then has an abortion and here's Jake Geismar getti I kept reading for so long wanting to like this book.
A woman is raped and then has an abortion and here's Jake Geismar getting all huffy that she won't sleep with him right away.
Worse still is that she consents quickly--I guess no means yes to Kanon. What has happened to her is beyond horrific, and not for Kanon and Geismar to make light of.
I wanted to rip the pages out of this book. The days surrounding the fall of the Third Reich have never failed to generate an interest among historians and romantics alike.
So was the case with me when I picked this book up during a random search in a forgettable old book sale. Sold to me at a half price or probably lesser than that, I kept this book in my shelf for almost a year before someone read it and got so impressed that they recurrently begged me to consider reading it.
So, now I'm done with it and I'm impressed- so much that I'm The days surrounding the fall of the Third Reich have never failed to generate an interest among historians and romantics alike.
So, now I'm done with it and I'm impressed- so much that I'm almost tempted to take the hand of the person who got me reading it. Imagine Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable rolled into one and we have the protagonist of the novel, Jake Geismar, a war journalist who returns to a new Germany occupied by allied troops in search of his love, Lena.
Looking for a story in the ruined city of Berlin, he finds the body of an American soldier washed up on the shores of a river.
Getting interested in knowing the motive and the culprit, Geismar travels all over the map of Berlin asking questions and making friends and enemies.
Craftily woven into this central plot is the love triangle between Jake, Lena and her still surviving husband Emil, who was a scientist in the Third Reich.
Kanon proves himself to be a deft mover of situations as the characters move from one story to another smoothly with all corners of the story perfectly in balance all the time.
The Good German also carries the undertones of the vulnerability of that period. It carefully and I believe accurately depicts the emotions and feelings of the german people during those moments when the world saw them with heart full of nothing but hatred.
Particularly then when their homes were devastated by the forces and their children were terrorized and homeless.
Probably a cost paid for a crime they didn't commit or were unaccountable for. Hence, it raises the question of 'A Good German' which probably prompted Kanon to place that as the title to the book.
Four stars to the book for being a thriller, romance and history all rolled into one. I implore the reader of my review to give this book a chance.
Kanon can definitely do a plus one in his fan list. View all 13 comments. Falls a good editor short of "Worth my time" status. Involved and overlong mystery set in immediately post-war Berlin in has too many intricate subplots and subsequent false-ending resolutions to sustain edge-of-seat emotional levels all the way through, and the great emotional impact of the first few scenes setting up the philsophical discussion of the "good" German is dulled by too many repetitions.
Still, the characters are enjoyable, the dialogue is good, and the plotting strong enoug Falls a good editor short of "Worth my time" status. Still, the characters are enjoyable, the dialogue is good, and the plotting strong enough to pass the mystery test of reaching a point where the reader has to finish the book without stopping no matter how late at night.
You'll just wish that point and the end had come about 75 pages sooner. Its easy to see why this book is the basis for a soon-to-be released Hollywood treatment with George Clooney in the lead role.
Nov 24, Mark rated it really liked it Shelves: mystery , fiction , historical-fiction , thriller. I have had this on my to-read list for a long time, and I'm so glad I finally got around to it.
The Good German is a subtle mystery that will keep you guessing until the end, but what really makes it work is its uncanny ear for the dialogue of the WWII generation and the ways they have of relating to each other, and the complex, nuanced moral entanglements the book lays out.
He soon I have had this on my to-read list for a long time, and I'm so glad I finally got around to it. He soon has two goals: one personal, one professional.
The personal goal is to see if his lover from before the war, Lena Brandt, the wife of a brilliant mathematician, is still alive.
The professional one is to figure out who killed a soldier who was on the same incoming flight as Geismar, and whose body washes up on the shore of a lake in Potsdam during the Churchill-Stalin-Truman peace conference, his uniform stuffed with Russian money.
Jake is supposed to be in Berlin to write features for a magazine, but that takes up only a small part of his time.
He finds Lena, who has been through her own hell to survive, and nurses her back to health with the help of a Jewish doctor. She thinks her husband is dead, but it soon is apparent he is not only alive but is one of the many rocket scientists the Americans want to take back with them and keep away from the Russians, no matter how entangled the German scientists were with the Nazis.
As for the dead soldier, Geismar starts working with the theory that he was the victim of some black market scheme gone awry, but he then learns that the soldier is somehow connected to his lover's husband, and that both the American and Russian intelligence operatives want to find him.
Before it's all over with, a close friend of Geismar's will be killed, he will work with a tough American soldier who may be betraying him, a former German police officer whose fine mind shines through his alcoholism, and he will have to make a critical decision about the fate of Lena's husband.
Mixed into this already tense and complicated story is the discovery that another of his former employees is on trial for turning over fellow Jews to the Nazis, and Jake ends up taking responsibility for the real reason she did that in the first place.
There are times when the clipped dialogue gets almost too cryptic, but along the way, Kanon reveals just how morally compromised everyone in the war was, no matter how much some of them wanted to paint a simple picture of good guys vs.
This is a tremendously paced novel that is a worthy member of the club that includes Alan Furst, David Downing, John Le Carre, and other masters of morally ambiguous sagas.
View all 4 comments. Feb 27, Rebecca rated it really liked it Recommends it for: history buffs and action fans. If Tom Clancy and Casablanca had a love child, it'd be this book, and it's a great read.
More action and faced-paced suspense than Casablanca, more emotional depth than Clancy. But at the same time, it has both their drawbacks as well -- too many characters with interchangeable Russian and German names, and it depends on the reader having a healthy knowledge of the history of WWII in order to understand the story.
Still, I enjoyed the mystery and intrigue in the story, and Kanon's portrayal of p If Tom Clancy and Casablanca had a love child, it'd be this book, and it's a great read.
Still, I enjoyed the mystery and intrigue in the story, and Kanon's portrayal of postwar Berlin was nuanced and moving. Feb 28, zan rated it it was ok Shelves: worldwarii , mystery , berlin , vergangenheitsbewaltigung , murder.
Not my favorite. That said, he knew far too much of Berlin far too well. The city is much bigger than Kanon makes it out to be.
I do like the way in which he tackles guilt, remorse, and Vergangenheitsbewaltigung. Throughout most of the past millennium war has been largely a civilized affair fought by professional armies operating under established rules.
With a few notable exceptions—the rape and pillage of the Mongol hordes in the thirteenth century, for example, and the mass conscription introduced in the French Revolution—civilians had remained unaffected for the most part by war until the nineteenth century.
Then advanced weaponry made possible by the Industrial Revolution and the evolution nationali Throughout most of the past millennium war has been largely a civilized affair fought by professional armies operating under established rules.
Then advanced weaponry made possible by the Industrial Revolution and the evolution nationalism with its demands for expanding borders eventually led national leaders to wage total war.
The tragic cost of total war Sadly, the world witnessed the full flowering of total war in the eight-year period from to We know that period today as the Second World War.
Historians might well remember it as the final stage of the Second Thirty Years' War. With strategic bombing, unrestricted submarine warfare, the protracted blockade of beleaguered cities, and the widespread practice of systematic genocide, World War II killed at least seventy million people and as many as eighty-five million, more than fifty million of whom were civilians.
Dramatizing the true price paid by civilians For Americans, who were largely spared the full impact of the war, it's difficult to grasp the high price paid by others.
In most of Europe and East Asia, hundreds of millions were most directly involved in the fighting for years on end. Historians's accounts of their experience typically fall flat.
For most of us, the reality of total war comes to light only through works of the imagination, principally film and books. A story of intrigue, corruption, and love Journalist Jake Geismar has wangled a ticket to Berlin to report for Collier's magazine on the upcoming Potsdam Conference July 17 to August 2, But Jake is far less interested in the power struggle among the three Allies than in Lena Brandt, the woman he loves, whom he'd left behind in Berlin four years earlier when the Nazi government expelled him.
Yet when Jake stumbles across the body of an American soldier in the Russian zone, he is confronted with a mystery he can't resist pursuing.
America's unique reparations scheme Jake's aggressive inquiry into the soldier's death leads him into a thicket of corruption involving not just Germans struggling to survive but unscrupulous men in all three of the occupying powers.
This was, he notes, "the story nobody wanted him to do. Which meant it was the only one worth doing.
A vivid picture of the consequences of total war As a novel of intrigue, The Good German excels. You'll share Jake's puzzlement as he slowly makes his way toward the truth about the soldier's murder.
You'll marvel at the scope and the mechanics of the black market that kept the civilian population alive. As just one measure of how extensively the black market had penetrated the occupation force, consider this: "Last month [American] troops were paid about a million dollars.
Between the strategic bombing—the British by night, the Americans by day—and Russian artillery, little was left standing in the German capital.
You'll later bring to mind an image of "a floor in the Chancellery, heaped with Iron Crosses" amid the rubble.
And you'll walk away haunted by the images of skeletal children wandering through the dust and debris. This is what modern war really means.
Jan 19, Barbara Franklin rated it really liked it. Joseph Kanon is a master of the postwar spy genre.
His writing creates the mood of Berlin. His plot has twists and turns that keep the reader puzzled until nearly the last page.
The Good German has all his best elements, with great plotting, atmosphere, genius dialogue, and very deeply researched historical context.
I particularly appreciate how our hero escapes a perilous chase with no way out because a major historical event occurs. Four instead of five because it was a bit too labyrinthine to be fully satisfying.
This book was off to a good start with me based on the synopsis alone - I love fiction based either during or after the second world war, so in that sense, that was a star earned from the start.
However, it turns out that this is a really excellent, cleverly written book. It tells the story of Jake Geismar, an American journalist who, in the years before the war, was based in Berlin, and in that time had an affair with the wife of a German rocket scientist.
After the end of the war in Europe, he c This book was off to a good start with me based on the synopsis alone - I love fiction based either during or after the second world war, so in that sense, that was a star earned from the start.
After the end of the war in Europe, he comes back, officially to cover the Potsdam Conference, but really to find his pre war lover.
Whilst at Potsdam, he sees the discovery of the body of an American officer, dragged out of the river whilst carrying a huge amount of money.
This leads into a multithreaded story involving him tracking down what happened to the soldier whilst trying to find his pre-war lover, whose husband turns out not to be dead as first thought, but to be very much alive, and wanted by both the Russian and American forces.
This book is much more than that, though. The bigger question it poses - hinted at by the title - is that of what constituted a "good" German in the days immediately following the war, and who got to decide exactly what "good" meant?
We have the subplot of a jewish woman on trial by the occupation forces for having acted as a "greifer" - a Jew who guaranteed her own survival so long as she identified "U boats", jews hiding from deportation by walking around Berlin all day.
At first, we are to think that she deserves all she gets, but as the story pans out, we start to question whether she was really guilty of anything more than other Germans - or indeed Americans and Russians - in the story.
We have the rocket scientist who, despite being non political, could be seen as complicit in the use of slave labour at Nordhausen.
Then there is the friend of Geismar's lover, who was happy to pander to Nazis and is equally happy to pander to the occupation forces just to survive.
There is the lone US lawyer, a Jew dilligently chasing down those guilty of war crimes, working for an administration which doesn't really care about finding the small cogs in the machine who have blood on their hands.
The US politician whose only concern is to find the rocket scientists to get them back to the US to exploit their huge knowledge. In all this, who is "good" and who is "bad"?
That is what this book is about, and it asks the question very eloquently, A very intelligent, well written, highly readable book.
Apr 06, Naomi rated it liked it Shelves: book-club , fiction , mystery. Mixed feelings about this one.
I realize there are some inaccuracies, but I appreciate the author being honest about them on the first page. Overall, I found his descriptions to be believable aside from the already noted inaccuracies , and the character situations to be as well.
However, the amount of detail made the story drag at points, so I was glad when I finally finished this one. What put a bad taste in Mixed feelings about this one.
What put a bad taste in my mouth about this book is Jake and his inability to empathize with those around him, particularly Lena's situation.
He finds her, which is romantic, but then immediately tries to make her revert to her pre-WWII self. She tells him the horrible things she has undergone since the last time they saw each other, but he brushes them off and seems to want her to immediately get over it and move on.
But you can't do that, Jake! Everyone deals with trauma differently, and just because he wants Lena to be okay again, doesn't mean it works that way.
Her pain and trauma and recovery isn't on a timeline he can control, and he shouldn't do so. Also, I understand why Jake becomes so wrapped up in his story, but he does it in a way that puts other people in harm's way, but he doesn't seem to care about it.
He only cares about the end goal, whatever it may be, and if others get hurt in the process, then so what.
I do agree that he should pursue the story, since it is one that needs to be uncovered and told, but I don't like how he approaches it.
Despite the issues I just mentioned, I did like other parts of this a lot. I can only imagine how scary and confusing and devastating life in post-WWII Berlin was for everyone involved, as well as many more feelings, and I like that the author is able to present that confusion to the readers.
I like that the story is set to a mostly true background, which makes the story more believable in general. So did I love this? I just can't get over some of the specific scenes of Jake being an absolute jerk.
But do I dislike it? Nov 12, David rated it really liked it. The city was in ruins and occupied in different zones by the Allies who are trying to institute a program referred to in the novel as the 4 Ds: demilitarization, de-Nazification, decartelization, and democracy.
While the process is beginning of identifying and trying war criminals, there is a countervailing movement to return Germany to normalcy, in part by letting some morally questionable acts go unpunished--especially if the perpetrators, like certain scientists, can be of use to the victors.
This tension between right and wrong--on a individual and societal level--in the setting of a city traumatized both by its Nazi past and its defeat and destruction makes this a powerful novel.
Jul 04, Tim rated it it was amazing. The author expertly creates the setting and atmosphere of Berlin in as the British, American and Russian victors pick over the corpse of a defeated nation, whilst suspiciously eyeing each other.
American reporter Jake Geismar arrives by plane to cover the leader's summit, unaware that he will soon get side-tracked into a murder and racketeering investigation that will put his own life at risk.
This is a fascinating thriller that skilfully and thoughtfully examines the post-War settlement an The author expertly creates the setting and atmosphere of Berlin in as the British, American and Russian victors pick over the corpse of a defeated nation, whilst suspiciously eyeing each other.
This is a fascinating thriller that skilfully and thoughtfully examines the post-War settlement and treatment of German survivors by the uneasy allies, with power, corruption and lies swirling around the central love story involving Jake and his pre-War girlfriend, Lena.
A terrifically engaging and thought-provoking read that examines the ethics of war crimes and the hypocrisy of the victors.
Highly recommended. Sep 03, Diane added it. The Bestselling author of Los Alamos and Alibi returns to Hitler has been defeated and Berlin is divided into zones of occupation.
Jake Geismar, an Americsn correspondent who spent time in the city before the war, has returned to write about the Allied triumph while persuing a more personal quest: his search for Lena, the married woman he left behind.
The Good German is a story of espionage, love, and murder, and extraordinary re-creation of a city devastated by war, and a thriller that as The Bestselling author of Los Alamos and Alibi returns to The Good German is a story of espionage, love, and murder, and extraordinary re-creation of a city devastated by war, and a thriller that asks the most profound ethical questions in its exploration of the nature of justice and what we mean by good and evil in times of peace and war.
Kanon gives us a superb portrait of the chaos of the first days of occupation and the beginning of the soon to follow cold war.
The characters and plot are carefully developed, but the central theme is the reality that an entire nation is guilty of genocide, thus the challenge to find "the good German" If you like intrigue, complex plots and are fascinated by the torm This is Joseph Kanon's third novel set in Berlin in the days right after the Russian victory and the collapse of The Third Reich.
The characters and plot are carefully developed, but the central theme is the reality that an entire nation is guilty of genocide, thus the challenge to find "the good German" If you like intrigue, complex plots and are fascinated by the torment of Europe in the middle of the 20th century, this book will captivate you.
I plan to read all of Kanon's other novels Aug 08, Margaretanne rated it it was ok Shelves: fiction. I have to admit, I did not finish this book which is unusual for me.
There was really nothing that kept me wanting to come back to see what was happening I think primarily because there was little character development so I couldn't identify or really like any of the characters.
However, there were many characters! So many that I wish I had taken notes at the beginning of the book. A murder takes place within the first chapter but I really could n I have to admit, I did not finish this book which is unusual for me.
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