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Phoenix (2014)

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A disfigured Holocaust survivor sets out to determine if the man she loved betrayed her trust.

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Nina Kunzendorf ...
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Soldat an der Brücke
Michael Maertens ...
Arzt
Imogen Kogge ...
Elisabeth
Felix Römer ...
Geiger
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Clubbesitzer
Valerie Koch ...
Tänzerin
Eva Bay ...
Tänzerin
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Soldat im Club
Nikola Kastner ...
Junge Frau
Max Hopp ...
Der Mann
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Mitarbeiterin Zentralstelle Halensee
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Wirtin
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A disfigured Holocaust survivor sets out to determine if the man she loved betrayed her trust.

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Drama | History

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and brief suggestive material | See all certifications »

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25 September 2014 (Germany)  »

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Ave Fénix  »

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2.39 : 1
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Some of the inspirations for the film came from Vertigo (1958), Germany Year Zero (1948), Out of the Past (1947), film noir and the works of Douglas Sirk. See more »

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She is at the Phoenix bar and sees her husband. He does not recognize her. She runs out home. It is night and pitch dark. As she enters her apartment and her friend asks her if it is all okay, beautiful daylight thru the window. That's bothersome. See more »

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[first lines]
Lene Winter: [arriving at the border]
Soldat an der Brücke: Passport... Nice car. Where did you get it from?
Lene Winter: It's from Switzerland.
Soldat an der Brücke: Just like you?
Lene Winter: Like me.
Soldat an der Brücke: [whistles to the gate] They're from Switzerland. The girl too.
[to her passenger]
Soldat an der Brücke: I want to see your face.
Lene Winter: Can I talk to you?
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Largo D-moll Op. 3 Nr. 11
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Conducted by Hector Berlioz
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Weighed Down by Implausibilities
31 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is a plethora of films dealing with the second world war and the holocaust, but relatively few dealing with Germany after the war and the plight of people returning from concentration or prison camps. So I was happy go see Phoenix. The film successfully captures the period, with brusque American occupation soldiers, Berlin reduced to rubble, and people struggling to survive and adapt to new realities. Unfortunately, the story gets bogged down in one implausible plot contrivance after another, which saps it of any dramatic strength despite fine acting. I won't say what these are in the chance that you may see the film. But consider yourself warned.


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