Nelly, a German-Jewish nightclub singer, has survived a concentration camp, but with her face disfigured by a bullet wound. After undergoing reconstructive surgery, Nelly emerges with a new face, one similar but different enough that her former husband, Johnny, doesn’t recognize her. Rather than reveal herself, Nelly walks into a dangerous game of duplicity and disguise. Evoking the shadows and haunted mood of post-war Berlin, Phoenix weaves a complex tale of a nation’s tragedy and a woman’s search for answers as it builds towards an unforgettable, heart-stopping climax. ~ Subject to classification.
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- Please note that as a registered non-profit society, anyone over 18 years of age attending one of our screenings is required to be a member of our society for us to retain our non-profit status.
- Please present your VJFC membership at every screening.
Festivals and Awards
- Seattle International Film Festival 2015, Golden Space Needle Award: Best Actress, Nina Hoss
- San Sebastián International Film Festival 2014, FIPRESCI Prize: Christian Petzold
- National Board of Review, USA 2015: Top Foreign Film
- Mons International Festival of Love Films 2015: Best Actress, Nina Hoss
- Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival 2014: João Bénard da Costa Special Jury Award: Christian Petzold
- German Film Awards 2015, Film Award in Gold: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Nina Kunzendorf
- Film Club's The Lost Weekend 2015: Best Story
|Cast||Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf|
|Language||German with English subtitles|