Phoenix (2014)

Christian Petzold directs Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld and Nina Kunzendorf in this German drama where a concentration camp survivor who has undergone reconstructive surgery tries to reconnect with her untrustworthy husband.

A strong mystery about broken people. We are never sure of the husband’s true motivations… surely he recognises his own wife? Excellent central performance by Hoss, Petzold’s low key, sparse direction always allows her to shine. A really neat mic drop ending slightly ruined by our steaming service buffering in the final seconds.


Perfect Double Bill: Transit (2018)

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