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Casablanca

Casablanca

Casablanca is a sharply political movie, displaying overt admiration for anti-fascist activists and sympathy for refugees while subtly probing the corrosiveness of appeasement. Against the current rise of nationalism and xenophobia, the political climate that generations have taken as a backdrop for the romance of Ilsa Lund and Rick Blaine crashes to the forefront.

The People vs. Fritz Bauer

The People vs. Fritz Bauer

The title of the earnest biopic The People vs. Fritz Bauer implies a trial, but the only judgment against its postwar crusader comes from the court of public opinion. Frankfurt’s public prosecutor is depicted as a beleaguered old man conducting an unpopular mission to try former Nazi officials in the 1960s.