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Flight to Berlin 15 rating

Chris Petit’s sparse moody thriller begins with a mysterious death.

Drama 1984 90 mins

Director: Chris Petit



‘They asked me the wrong question’ says murder suspect Susannah after being interrogated by the police. She was found in the apartment of a known criminal but this turns out to be the least of her problems as her past begins to catch up with her. Brooding acting and stunning location shooting make this a compelling viewing experience.

Director Chris Petit made his name with Radio On, a British translation of the road-movie aesthetic developed by Wim Wenders during his 1970s films. For this film Petit travelled to West Germany itself, for the second of three films part-funded by Wenders' Road Movies Filmproduktion company (the third being Chinese Boxes, also from 1984).