- Original title
- Running time
- 98 min.
Christian Petzold, Harun Farocki (Novel: Hubert Monteilhet)
Schramm Film Koerner, Weber / Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) / Tempus / Arte / Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)
Drama | 1940s. Holocaust. Nazism. Psychological Drama
- Synopsis / Plot
- A spellbinding mystery of identity, illusion, and deception unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany. Nelly Lenz, a German-Jewish nightclub singer, has survived a concentration camp, but with her face disfigured. After undergoing reconstructive surgery, Nelly emerges with a new face, one similar but different enough that her former husband, Johnny, doesn't recognize her. Rather than reveal herself, Nelly walks into a dangerous game of duplicity and disguise as she tries to figure out if the man she loves may have been the one who betrayed her to the Nazis.
: National Board of Review: Top Foreign Films
2015: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
: San Sebastian Film Festival: FIPRESCI Award
: German Film Awards: Lola Best Supporting Actress (Nina Kunzendorf)
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