Phoenix

Phoenix

Deutschland 2013/2014, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Nelly Lenz is a concentration camp survivor who has been left severely injured with a disfigured face. Lene Winter, who works for the Jewish Agency, takes her to Berlin. Following facial reconstruction surgery, Nelly begins the search for her husband Johnny. When she finally does find him, Johnny does not recognize her. Nevertheless he approaches her with a proposal. Since she resembles his wife, whom he believes to be dead, he asks her to help him claim his wife's considerable inheritance. Nelly agrees, and becomes her own doppelganger – she needs to know if Johnny ever loved her, or if he betrayed her. Nelly wants her life back. The more similarities to her dead counterpart she reveals, the more desperate and confusing their relationship becomes. Will Johnny confess his love? Or his guilt?

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Credits

Director:Christian Petzold
Screenplay:Christian Petzold
Director of photography:Hans Fromm
Editing:Bettina Böhler
Music:Stefan Will
  
Cast: 
Nina HossNelly Lenz
Ronald ZehrfeldJohnny Lenz
Nina KunzendorfLene Winter
Michael MaertensArzt
Daniela HoltzSigrid
Imogen KoggeElisabeth
Nikola KastnerJunge Frau
Sofia ExssZigarettenmädchen
Valerie KochTänzerin
Eva BayTänzerin
Uwe PreussClubbesitzer
Trystan PütterSoldat an der Brücke
Felix RömerGeiger
Jeff BurrellSoldat im Club
Max HoppDer Mann
Megan GayMitarbeiterin Zentralstelle
Kirsten BlockWirtin
Frank SeppelerAlfred
Daniela HoltzSigrid
Kathrin WehlischMonika
Michael WenningerWalther
Claudia GeislerFrederike
  
Production company:Schramm Film Koerner & Weber (Berlin)

All Credits

Director:Christian Petzold
Assistant director:Ires Jung
Script supervisor:Frédéric Moriette
Screenplay:Christian Petzold
Co-author:Harun Farocki
based on:Hubert Monteilhet
Director of photography:Hans Fromm
Assistant camera:Florian Trautwein
Clapper loader:Matthias Börner
Steadycam operator:Matthias Biber
Still photography:Christian Schulz
Lighting design:Christoph Dehmel-Osterloh
Key grip:Carsten Scharrmann
Production design:Kade Gruber
Set design:Frances Kiko Soeder
Set dresser:Marc-Oliver Lau, Manuel Hess
Set design:Christin Busse
Property master:Andreas Horstmann
Stand-by props:Jutta Lilli Erasin
Make-up artist:Barbara Kreuzer, Alexandra Lebedynski
Costume design:Anette Guther
Editing:Bettina Böhler
Assistant editor:Karen Kramatschek
Sound design:Dominik Schleier
Sound:Andreas Mücke-Niesytka
Sound assistant:Marco Krüger
Audio mixing:Martin Steyer
Choreographer:Roland Gawlik
Special effects:Björn Friese
Stunt co-ordinator:Rainer Werner, Armin Sauer
Casting:Simone Bär
Music:Stefan Will
  
Cast: 
Nina HossNelly Lenz
Ronald ZehrfeldJohnny Lenz
Nina KunzendorfLene Winter
Michael MaertensArzt
Daniela HoltzSigrid
Imogen KoggeElisabeth
Nikola KastnerJunge Frau
Sofia ExssZigarettenmädchen
Valerie KochTänzerin
Eva BayTänzerin
Uwe PreussClubbesitzer
Trystan PütterSoldat an der Brücke
Felix RömerGeiger
Jeff BurrellSoldat im Club
Max HoppDer Mann
Megan GayMitarbeiterin Zentralstelle
Kirsten BlockWirtin
Frank SeppelerAlfred
Daniela HoltzSigrid
Kathrin WehlischMonika
Michael WenningerWalther
Claudia GeislerFrederike
  
Production company:Schramm Film Koerner & Weber (Berlin)
in co-production with:Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
in association with:Tempus Film (Łódź), Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Unit production manager:Dorissa Berninger
Location manager:Matthias Ruppelt, Anton Ludwig (Assistenz), Levke Palm (Set), Barbara Pilling (Motive)
Production coordinator:Clarice de Castro
Shoot:16.08.2013-04.10.2013:
Original distributor:Piffl Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:98 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 22.08.2014, 146663, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 09.2014, Toronto, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 25.09.2014

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Phoenix

Versions

Original

Length:98 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 22.08.2014, 146663, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 09.2014, Toronto, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 25.09.2014
 

Awards

Australian Film Critics Association Awards 2016
AFCA Award, Bester internationaler Film
 
Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2016
COFCA Award, Bester fremdsprachiger Film
 
Seattle Film Critics Awards 2016
Seattle Film Critics Award, Beste Darstellerin
 
Deutscher Filmpreis 2015
Lola, Beste weibliche Nebenrolle
 
IFF Seattle 2015
Golden Space Needle Award, Beste Darstellerin
 
IFF Hong Kong 2015
Lobende Erwähnung
 
FBW 2014
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
 
IFF San Sebastián 2014
FIPRESCI Preis
 
Film Festival Lisbon & Estoril 2014
João Bénard da Costa Special Jury Award