July 24, 2015 (NY)
Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and brief suggestive material
Based on the novel "Le Retour des cendres," by Hubert Monteilhet, Nina Hoss plays a disfigured concentration-camp survivor who is unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery who searches ravaged postwar Berlin for her husband Johnny (Ronald Zehrfeld) who may have betrayed her to the Nazis....
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A Jewish singer, disfigured beyond recognition during the Holocaust, discovers that her husband no longer recognizes her—and begins to suspect that he was the one who betrayed her—in the moody thriller Phoenix
, a layered drama that delivers in atmosphere and weird tension, but doesn’t quite live up to the hype. Full movie review »