Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson play a Berlin couple so traumatized by the death of their son in the Nazi assault on France that they begin surreptitiously leaving anti-Hitler postcards all over the city. Watching this story unfold in English, with British stars, is a little weird, but you know the old saying: to the victor belongs the movie rights. Naturally Gleeson and Thompson portray their working-class German characters as sober, sexless, and socially conservative; with their joyless secret mission, they’re as gray and resolute as the regime they’re hoping to overturn. Daniel Brühl easily wrests the movie away from them in his B-story scenes as a cowardly Gestapo officer whose insufficient zeal in finding the culprits gets him stomped by the SS. Vincent Perez directed a script he and other hands adapted from Hans Fallada’s much-filmed 1947 novel Every Man Dies Alone, based on the true story of Otto and Elise Hampel.