Phoenix Trailer. Christian Petzold‘s Phoenix (2014) movie trailer stars Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Kirsten Block, Uwe Preuss, and Eva Bay. Phoenix‘s plot synopsis: “A concentration-camp survivor (Nina Hoss) searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis, in this gripping drama from leading German filmmaker Christian Petzold (Jerichow, Barbara). Petzold returns with another story of a fiercely determined woman — and the deeply divided society to which she belongs — caught between a tragic past and an uncertain future.
Emerging from a concentration camp at the end of World War II, Nelly Lenz (played by the formidable Nina Hoss, Petzold’s regular star) undergoes significant reconstructive surgery to repair a serious facial injury caused by a bullet wound. Nelly wants everything to be exactly the way it was before the war — including her appearance — but it isn’t. Presumed dead by her friends and relatives, fixated on the memories of her former life and unable to accept the shattered reality before her, Nelly returns to Berlin to fulfill the dream that sustained her throughout her imprisonment: reuniting with her husband, Johnny (Ronald Zehrfeld, Hoss’s co-star in Barbara). But even as she scours the ravaged city to find him, she is haunted by terrible, whispered rumours: that it was Johnny himself who betrayed her to the Nazis.
Film reviews on Phoenix:
Sample reviews include those from RogerEbert.com (“This is an amazing piece of work that transcends historical document to become art.”), Indiewire (“unfolds with the mesmerizing focus of a grim chamber drama.”), and THR (“Hoss literally finds a new voice – culminating in an explosive final scene that’s as perfect as they come.”) Echoing that point, Jordan Hoffman tweeted “I can say without hyperbole that the last scene in PHOENIX is locked in the books as one of the all time classics.”
Phoenix also stars Jeff Burrell and Megan Gay.
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