Good


1h 35m 2008

Brief Synopsis

John Halder is a good, decent individual with family problems. A German 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 propagan

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Axiom Films; Celluloid Dreams
Distribution Company
ThinkFilm; DeAPlaneta; Entertainment One; Imagem Filmes; Lionsgate; Lionsgate U.K.; Pachamama Cine; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); Thinkfilm
Location
Berlin, Germany; Potsdam, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

John Halder is a good, decent individual with family problems. A German 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. Yet with Halder's change in fortune, his seemingly inconsequential decisions potentially jeopardize the people in his life with devastating effects.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Axiom Films; Celluloid Dreams
Distribution Company
ThinkFilm; DeAPlaneta; Entertainment One; Imagem Filmes; Lionsgate; Lionsgate U.K.; Pachamama Cine; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); Thinkfilm
Location
Berlin, Germany; Potsdam, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 31, 2008

Limited Release in United States December 31, 2008

Released in United States October 2008

Shown at Rome Film Festival (Competition) October 22-31, 2008.

Based on the stage play "Good" written by C P Taylor.

Colin Firth previously attached to star.

Lone Scherfig previously attached to direct.

Released in United States Winter December 31, 2008 (NY, LA)

Limited Release in United States December 31, 2008

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Rome Film Festival (Competition) October 22-31, 2008.)