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Phoenix 2014 12

98 mins Germany Director. Christian Petzold

Christian Petzold and Nina Hoss collaborate for the fifth time, following the acclaimed Barbara, for another incisive thriller that examines Germany’s 20th-century history. Hoss is superb as the disfigured concentration camp victim who agrees to undergo pioneering facial surgery, changing her appearance significantly.

Her new identity fools former lover Johnny, who fails to recognise her while still retaining his fascination, leading her to become inveigled into a complex scheme with disturbing implications.

A forceful work on many levels, Phoenix succeeds as both a dynamic and tense post-WWII thriller and also a layered, intricate drama about personal and national identity.

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Directed by

Christian Petzold

Featuring

Tristan Wyn Pütter

Nina Kunzendorf

Ronald Zehrfeld

Nina Hoss

Genres

Drama

Collection

Festival Winners & Nominees Festival Favourites

Certificate

12 Contains infrequent moderate bad language

Released

2014

Country

Germany

Language

English

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