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Phoenix [2014] - Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Christian Petzold (Blu-ray - 4/26/2016) [The Criterion Collection]

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This evocative and haunting drama, set in rubble-strewn Berlin in 1945, is like no other film about post-World War II Jewish-German identity. After surviving Auschwitz, a former cabaret singer (Nina Hoss, in a dazzling, multilayered performance) has her disfigured face reconstructed and returns to her war-ravaged hometown to seek out her gentile husband, who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis. Without recognizing her, he enlists her to play his wife in a bizarre hall-of-shattered-mirrors story that is as richly metaphorical as it is preposterously engrossing. Revenge film or tale of romantic reconciliation? One doesn't know until the superb closing scene of this marvel from Christian Petzold, one of the most important figure in contemporary German cinema.

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Actors: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf
Directors: Christian Petzold
Format: AC-3, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
Language: German
Subtitles: English
Number of discs: 1
Rated:
PG-13
Parents Strongly Cautioned
Studio: Criterion Collection (Direct)
DVD Release Date: April 26, 2016
Run Time: 98 minutes

Special Features
New conversation between director Christian Petzold and actor Nina Hoss; New interview with cinematographer Hans Fromm; The making of "Phoenix," a 2014 documentary featuring interviews with Petzold, Hoss, actors Nina Kunzendorf and Ronald Zehrfeld, and production designer K.D. Gruber; Trailer

Cast & Crew
Nina Hoss Nelly Lenz
Ronald Zehrfeld Johannes "Johnny"
Nina Kunzendorf Lene Winter
Michael Maertens Arzt
Imogen Kogge Elisabeth
Trystan Wyn Pütter Soldier On Bridge
Felix Romer Violinist
Uwe Preuss Club Owner
Valerie Koch Dancer
Eva Bay Dancer
Jeff Burrell Soldier in Club
Nikola Kastner Young Woman
Max Hopp Man
Megan Gay Central Office Staff Member
Kirsten Block Hostess
Frank Seppeler Alfred
Daniela Holtz Sigrid
Kathrin Wehlisch Monika
Michael Wenninger Walther
Claudia Geisler Frederike
Tim Lorenz Phoenix Club Band (Drums)
Paul Kleber Phoenix Club Band (Double Bass)
Ralf Denker Phoenix Club Band (Guitar)
Valentin Gregor Phoenix Club Band (Violin)
Stefan Will Phonix Club Band (Piano)

Technical Credits
Christian Petzold Director,Screenwriter
Simone Bar Casting
Bettina Böhler Editor
Hans Fromm Cinematographer
Tempus Jacek Gaczkowski Executive Producer
K.D. Gruber Production Designer
Florian Koerner von Gustorf Producer
Anette Guther Costumes/Costume Designer
Barbara Kreuzer Makeup
Alexandra Lebedynski Makeup
Dominik Schleier Sound/Sound Designer
Martin Steyer Sound Mixer
Piotr Strzelecki Executive Producer
Michael Weber Producer
Stefan Will Score Composer

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