Phoenix

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  98 min.
Release Date: May 8, 2015 - Toronto - May 8, 2015 - Toronto
May 15 - Vancouver, Victoria

DVD: December 1, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 4.20
based on 14 votes and 6 reviews
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Cast: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf

Synopsis

Germany, post WWII. Nelly (Nina Hoss), who was presumed dead, has survived the Holocaust. She returns home under a new identity to find out if her husband, Johnny, betrayed her.

Following facial reconstruction surgery, Nelly begins search for Johnny. When she finally does find him, Johnny does not recognize 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.

Director: Christian Petzold
Studio: Films We Like
Producer(s): Michael Weber, Florian Koerner von Gustorf
Screenplay: Christian Petzold

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  • 5 stars "Exceptional interpretation of a so touching subject a ''''must see ''''movie"
  • 5 stars "Sadly moving"
  • 5 stars "Beautifully crafted drama, stunningly poignant ending. Be advised, NOT an action film."