Of all the Nazi-slash-Holocaust movies that have screened or opened over the last few weeks, I was surprised to discover that Vicente Amorim‘s Good (Thinkfilm, 12.31), an adaptation of C.P. Taylor’s play with Viggo Mortensen and Jason Isaacs in the lead roles, is the best of the lot. More satisfying than The Reader, slightly more engaging than Valkyrie, more period-believable than The Boy in Striped Pajamas, more emotionally affecting than Adam Resurrected.

Good exec producer and costar Jason Isaacs (l.), star Viggo Mortensen (r.) during an after-screening discussion at Manhattan’s Museum of Jewish Heritage.

(l. to r.) Isaacs, Mortensen, Vicente Amorim, Annette Insdorf

I braved pouring rains last night in order to attend Good’s New York premiere at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place (between 1st Place and West Street). Mortensen, Issacs (who also executive produced) and Amorim were interviewed on-stage by film scholar Annette Insdorf .