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Saturday, Jul 18, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Andrew O'Hehir
Salon (17 July 2009)

At first glance, Max Färberböck’s World War II melodrama “A Woman in Berlin” is exactly the kind of worthy but unremarkable foreign-language movie likely to come and go quickly, hitting a few big-city theaters on its way to DVD. But however and wherever you see it, “A Woman in Berlin” is a distinctive achievement, a World War II movie unlike any other and one of the few films ever to address a topic that makes almost everyone want to look away: What happens to women in wartime.


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