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Phoenix

Phoenix

2014 / Germany / 98 min. / N-13
10.0
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Director(s) - Christian Petzold
Screenwriter(s) - Christian Petzold, Harun Farocki
Actors - Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Megan Gay, Uwe Preuss, Nina Kunzendorf, Nikola Kastner, Valerie Koch
Producer(s) - Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
Cinematographer - Hans Fromm
Editor(s) - Christian Petzold
Composer(s) - Stefan Will
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Dialogues - German, English
Subtitles - Lithuanian
Nelly Lenz is a concentration camp survivor who has been left severely injured with a disfigured face. Lene Winter, who works for the Jewish Agency, takes her to Berlin. Following facial re-construction surgery, Nelly begins the search for her husband Johnny. When she finally does find him, Johnny does not recognise her. Nevertheless he approaches her with a proposal. Since she resembles his wife, whom he believes to be dead, he asks her to help him claim his wife's considerable inheritance. Nelly agrees, and becomes her own doppelganger - she needs to know if Johnny ever loved her, or if he betrayed her. Nelly wants her life back. The more similarities to her dead counterpart she reveals, the more desperate and confusing their relationship becomes. Will Johnny confess his love? Or his guilt?

Filmography

"Cuba Libre" (1996), "The State I Am In" (2000), "Wolfsburg" (2003), "Ghosts" (2005), "Yella" (2007), "Jerichow" (2008), "Barbara" (2012), "Phoenix" (2014, "Kino pavasaris").