A new trailer has emerged today for Good, a new film starring Viggo Mortensen and Jason Isaacs which based on a popular London play by C.P. Taylor that opened in 1999.

John Halder, Viggo Mortensen, is a professor, a “good” man with a wife and children. His best friend, Maurice, Jason Isaacs, is Jewish, a fact that Halder never gave a second thought to in all the years of their friendship. But Halder is about to be singled out, tapped for a role in the new world order put in place by the newly installed Nazi Party in Germany.

Halder’s moral blindness, his desire not to rock the boat, to fit in with the new regime, makes him the perfect candidate for membership in the Nazi Party. A professor of literature he’s written a novel sympathetic to euthanasia. It and he are the perfect fit for the Nazi propaganda machine. The “good” man will become the “good” Nazi. Halder doesn’t anticipate that “good” men can step onto a slippery slope and slide down without once trying to dig in their heels to stop their descent.

Have a look at the first Good trailer below:

The film, at least from the trailer, looks intriguing and well acted. Viggo Mortensen is the perfect actor to take on the role of Halder. Mortensen has an ability to portray complex human beings. He doesn’t shy away from playing someone who is far less than truly good.

Director Vicente Amorim has no English language films on his credits. It appears this is his first big film and he’s taken on quite a challenge. I hope he has succeeded. The subject of the evil that even “good” men do, is important and timely. The drama of one man’s fall into an abyss of evil, dragging down those around him is a fascinating story with great dramatic potential and relevance.

What do you think of the first trailer for Good?

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