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DVD special edition.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (98 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 leaflet.
General Note:
Title from title frame.

Based on the novel Le retour des cendres by Hubert Monteilhet.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014.

Special features: new conversation between director Christian Petzold and actor Nina Hoss; new interview with cinematographer, Hans Fromm; The making of "Phoenix" a 2014 documentary featuring interviews with Petzold, Hoss, actors Nina Kunzendorf and Ronald Zehrfield and production designer K.D. Gruber; trailer; essay by critic Michael Koresky.
Added Corporate Author:
Set in a rubble-strewn Berlin in 1945, is like no other film about post-World War II Jewish identity. After surviving Auschwitz, a former cabaret performer, her face disfigured and reconstructed, returns to her war-ravaged hometown to seek out the gentile husband who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis. Without recognizing her, he enlists her to play his wife in a bizarre hall-of-shattered-mirrors story that's as richly metaphorical as it is preposterously engrossing.
System Details:
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (2.39:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
German dialogue with some English; optional English subtitles.