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Phoenix
Dir.: Christian Petzold | 98 minutes

Phoenix

Germany 2014 | 98 minutes | German, English | Hebrew, English subtitles

Nelly, a Holocaust survivor with a disfigured face, returns to Berlin. After plastic surgery, she sets out in search of her husband. When she finds him, he does not recognize her, but proposes to take advantage of her resemblance to the wife he believes is dead in order to claim her inheritance. Desperate for the love she lost, Nelly agrees and becomes her own double. A leading voice in contemporary German cinema, filmmaker Christian Petzold constructs “both a powerful allegory for post-war regeneration and a rich Hitchcockian tale of mistaken identity. Phoenix once again proves that Petzold and his favorite star, Nina Hoss, are clearly one of the best director-actor duos working in movies today” (Hollywood Reporter).