Phoenix [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [2014]

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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
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Nelly (Nina Hoss) is a German woman who survived the horrors of a WWII concentration camp but is left disfigured in this drama directed by Christian Petzold who previously directed Hoss in Barbara. Nelly sets out amidst the aftermath of postwar Berlin to see if she can locate her husband, Johnny (Ronald Zehrfield) and finds him working at a cabaret club called Phoenix. Her friend Lene (Nina Kunzendorf) urges her to leave Johnny and start a new life with her in Palestine but Nelly stays with Johnny and as their relationship unfolds she learns that he may have betrayed her to the Nazis. ~ Jennifer Lackman, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Nina Hoss
    Nina Hoss - Nelly Lenz
  • Ronald Zehrfeld
    Ronald Zehrfeld - Johannes "Johnny"
  • Nina Kunzendorf
    Nina Kunzendorf - Lene Winter
  • Michael Maertens
    Michael Maertens - Arzt
  • Imogen Kogge
    Imogen Kogge - Elisabeth

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