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Yella (2007)

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Yella is estranged from her possessive and violent husband; but he can't quite bring himself to give her up. When their fraught interaction finally comes to dramatic conclusion, Yella's life takes an odd shift.

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Hinnerk Schönemann ...
Ben
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Dr. Gunthen
Barbara Auer ...
Barbara Gunthen
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Yellas Vater
Selin Bademsoy ...
Dr. Gunthens Tochter (as Selin Barbara Petzold)
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Sprenger
Michael Wittenborn ...
Dr. Schmidt-Ott
Martin Brambach ...
Dr. Fritz
Joachim Nimtz ...
Prietzel
Peter Benedict ...
Dr. Friedrichs Anwalt Oliver
Ian Norval ...
Rezeptionist
Peter Knaack ...
Insolvenzverwalter
Thomas Giese ...
Kassierer
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Christian Petzold's drama deals with a woman, who leaves her hometown for a promising job and a new life, but is haunted by the truths of the past. As her marriage to Ben broke and her professional career has no future in her native town in the Eastern part of Germany, Yella has decided to search for a job in the West. When she gets to know Philipp, a smart executive at a private equity company in Hanover, she becomes his assistant and gets involved into the world of ruthless and big business. Realizing her dreams could come true with Philipp's help, she starts hearing voices and sounds from her past, which menace her new and better life... Written by fippi2000

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Film title was inspired by Yella Rottländer, female lead in Wim Wenders' Alice in the Cities (1974). See more »

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Written and composed by David Ackles
Performed by Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity
Courtesy of Warner/Chapell Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG
Courtesy of Universal Music GmbH
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Another European film demonstrating the director's imagination and creativity rather than desire for massive profits
15 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although the way this film will end is probably there from the beginning anyone who complains about that is missing the point. The big pluses are the location, the atmosphere and the wonderful leading lady who was totally convincing as a bullied wife. Even viewed from the back she maintained her somewhat cowed attitude. I liked the hint at an unknown dimension of the spirit as she gained her freedom from her horrible husband. I also liked that the world Yella found herself in was strange and alienating but she adapted quickly because she was used to being pushed around. It's another film that demonstrates how much wiser and more satisfying European films are.


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