Criterion Collection: Phoenix (2014) BR
This evocative and haunting drama, set in a rubble-strewn Berlin in 1945, is like no other film about post World War II Jewish identity. After surviving Auschwitz, a former cabaret singer (A Most Wanted Man s Nina Hoss, in a dazzling, multilayered performance), her face disfigured and reconstructed, returns to her war-ravaged hometown to seek out the 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 s 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 (the Oscar-nominated Barbara), perhaps the most important figure in contemporary German cinema.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
- New 4K digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack - New conversation between director Christian Petzold and actor Nina Hoss - New interview with cinematographer Hans Fromm
- New documentary featuring on-set interviews from 2013 with Petzold, Hoss, actors Nina Kunzendorf and Ronald Zehrfeld, and production designer Kade Gruber
- New English subtitle translation
- PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Koresky
|Country 國家||Germany Poland|
|Director 導演||Christian Petzold|