“To the cross, to the prison, to the grave, to the sky”.
“Did she? Didn’t she? Who was to blame?”
It been long-awaited, but Wesley Snipes is FINALLY BACK! After making his big screen return in the high spectacle action ensemble The Expendables 3, the master martial artist and actor has been rediscovering his rightful way in Hollywood again, appearing on the television series The Player and contributing a very inspiring role in Spike Lee’s very underrated and last feature film Chi-Raq and of course, his newest endeavour, The Recall.
Running for his life, a young soldier Hans Quangel (Louis Hofmann) finds himself jolting in a bleak and otherwise bare forest somewhere in the battlefields of World War II. Scared, alone and out of breath, the young German soldier seems lost and directionless. As his breaths sharpen and his fear settle, the young soldier spends most of his run with his head looking back; whether it be an enemy, the war itself, or a version of himself he is fearful of becoming, the young Quangel maneuvers himself between the tall and dark trees, the mysteriousness of the forest and the impending and looming death that looks for many young men in the battlefields of war. Before anyone can make any sense of it, we hear a gunshot, fatally wounding the young soldier and forcing him to the ground. As his bright blue eyes begin to turn to grey, life fleeting him quickly and the forest embodying his body, Alone In Berlin begins with what seem like an insignificant death to many, but an impactful one for few.