If the Nazis had invented Twitter, we wouldn’t have found ourselves in the titular predicament. After news that their only son was killed in battle, a German factory mechanic (Brendan Gleeson) and his wife (Emma Thompson) mount a grassroots campaign to take down the Third Reich, one epistle at a time. Armed with little more than a bellyful of solemnity and a growing stack of admonitory note cards to be strategically scattered throughout Berlin, the couple takes to wandering the streets. In a three-year period, Otto and Anna Quangel dropped close to 300 cards before being captured and sent to the guillotine. Dignified to the point of absurdity, this fact-based dud never gets off the ground, thanks to director Vincent Perez’s failure to create — let alone maintain — any level of suspense. Under the right circumstances, I’ll gladly watch two characters spend half a movie walking in silence. But this isn’t Vertigo. With Daniel Brühl as the detective. (2016) — Scott Marks
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