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Phoenix is a 2014 German drama film directed by . Set in the aftermath of World War II, the film tells the story of Nelly, a Jewish singer who survived the Holocaust but was left disfigured and barely recognizable. After undergoing reconstructive surgery, Nelly sets out to find her husband Johnny, who she believes betrayed her to the Nazis.

Review:

Phoenix is a haunting and beautifully crafted film that explores the themes of identity, memory, and trauma. The film's direction is masterful, with creating a sense of suspense and tension that keeps the audience engaged throughout. The performances are outstanding, with delivering a powerful and nuanced portrayal of Nelly, and giving a compelling performance as Johnny. The film is a poignant and emotionally resonant exploration of the aftermath of war and the human experience of survival and betrayal.

Awards:

Phoenix has won numerous awards, including:

Best Actress for at the German Film Awards

Best Film at the Sydney Film Festival

Best Director at the Bavarian Film Awards

Best Film at the FIPRESCI Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival

The film's critical acclaim and numerous accolades are a testament to its powerful and compelling storytelling, and its ability to explore complex themes with nuance and sensitivity.

Overall, Phoenix is a deeply affecting and thought-provoking film that offers a powerful commentary on the human condition. It is a testament to the power of cinema to tell important stories and to shed light on important social issues.

Directed by
Produced by Florian Koerner von Gustorf
Michael Weber
Screenplay by
Harun Farocki
Based on The Return from the Ashes
by Hubert Monteilhet
Starring ,
,
,
Music by Stefan Will
Cinematography Hans Fromm
Edited by Bettina Böhler
Release date 25 September 2014 (Germany) 24 July 2015 (United States)
Running time 100 minutes
Country Germany
Languages German
English
Box office $5.6 million

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