Some of the standout films that I saw at TIFF in 2008 included the IRA drama 50 Dead Men Walking, Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler, and the Canadian comedy Real Time. The film that I decided to revisit from this year was Vicente Amorim's Good, which was an adaptation of the stage play by C.P. Taylor.
The main thesis behind Good is that even though the Nazi's were responsible for many evil acts during the holocaust, not all members of the National Socialist Party began that way. The film focuses on the friendship between German literature professor John Halder (Viggo Mortensen) and Jewish psychologist Maurice Glückstein (Jason Isaacs). Coming between them in some says is Halder's mistress, turned second wife Anne (Jodie Whittaker), who greatly influences Halder's stronger involvement with the Nazi party.