Berlin, 1940. Working-class couple Otto and Anna Quangel live in a dilapidated apartment block and try, just like everyone around them, not to stand out while the Nazis rule. But when their only child dies at the front, their loss leads them to an exceptional form of resistance. They start by leaving anonymous postcards throughout the city urging people to protest Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime. A capital crime.
While at first, the couple’s marriage seems to have dried up, their shared risk and commitment brings them back closer. But soon their silent battle is noticed by the Gestapo director Escherich, with whom a murderous cat and mouse game begins that only strengthens the usefulness of Otto and Anna’s actions and their love for each other. Based on Hans Fallada’s 1947 novel Every Man Dies Alone.