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Phoenix [2014 Movie] by Christian Petzold
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Phoenix [2014 Movie] (2014)

by Christian Petzold (Director)

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A concentration camp survivor with a reconstructed face isn't recognized by her husband.

It's a downer, but it's suspenseful and interesting. There's a lot going on in this movie - layers of story and character development going on simultaneously in every scene, driven by an amazing performance.

Concept: B
Story: A
Characters: A
Dialog: A
Pacing: A
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: A
Acting: A
Music: A

Enjoyment: B

GPA: 3.7/4 ( )
  comfypants | Feb 23, 2016 |
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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 perfromer, 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.… (more)

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