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Christian Petzold

“I always like it when people play something, when they believe that they have to play the role of father or daughter, but then they lose control over the staging. Those are the best moments.”

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    Christian Petzold Germany, 2018

    Christian Petzold (Barbara) boldly transforms Anna Seghers’ WW2 novel into a haunting period film set in an ambiguous present. A stirring melodrama of love during oppression, Transit is every bit as scintillating as Casablanca, thanks in part to the outstanding duo of Franz Rogowski and Paula Beer.

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    Christian Petzold Germany, 2012

    Christian Petzold and Nina Hoss are two of contemporary German cinema’s best talents, and before Phoenix they made Barbara: a character study driven by Hoss’s striking, subtle performance. A tense East Berlin-set political thriller that won Petzold the Berlinale’s Silver Bear for Best Director.


    Christian Petzold Germany, 2008

    Bringing to the thrills of genre movies the cool analysis of the arthouse, Christian Petzold embodies the thrilling underside of contemporary German cinema. This is his masterfully sly and noir-tinged remake of The Postman Always Rings Twice, starring Nina Hoss.


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