If this isn’t Viggo Mortensen’s year then I don’t know whose year it is, well, unless it’s Wall-E’s.
Thanks to reader Jo for giving me the heads up to this Oscartastic trailer of the divine Mr. Mortensen in Good. Pic is adapted from a famous play by C.P. Taylor that:
…examines the life of everyman John Halder (Mortensen), a good and decent individual with family problems: a neurotic wife, two demanding children and a mother suffering from senile dementia. A literary professor, 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. Seemingly inconsequential decisions lead to choices, which lead to more choices – with eventually devastating effect.
“Powerful political figures,” aka Nazis. Although he’s playing a German, Viggo’s accent seems to be British. Film also stars Jason Isaacs and, as far as I can tell, is directed by Vicente Amorim.