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    'Phoenix' Reviews: A Postwar-set Masterwork By Way of 'Vertigo'

    The ending of Christian Petzold's new film has everyone talking.

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    TIFF Review: Christian Petzold's Eloquent German Post-War Drama 'Phoenix' Starring Nina Hoss

    Survival tales set during the Second World War and around the Nazi era, have been the social environment of many a film. The horrors of the Holocaust and the madness of an ideology shattered an entire nation’s culture, and damaged it to the point of necessary re-creation. As far as movies go, it’s a...

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    Toronto Critics Go Crazy for Christian Petzold's 'Phoenix' (Trailer)

    Following its Toronto world premiere, director Christian Petzold’s “Phoenix” immediately garnered raves, as well as some sidelong glances.

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    Toronto Review: Nina Hoss is Extraordinary in Holocaust Drama 'Phoenix'

    In Christian Petzold's compelling period piece, a woman confronts her long-lost husband in the aftermath of WWII.

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    Richard Lormand at the Toronto Film Festival 2014

    After a couple of years’ absence publicist/ producer, Richard Lormand is returning to Toronto with a satchel full of films. Check these out because when he chooses films, he chooses them well.

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    TIFF Trailer: Christian Petzold's 'Phoenix' Starring Nina Hoss

    If you've been paying attention to world cinema at all, Christian Petzold is likely a name known to you. The filmmaker broke out in a big way with his 2008 feature "Jerichow," and his powerful 2012 effort "Barbara" only cemented his reputation. Now the director is back with "Phoenix," and the first ...

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    Hal Hartley To Close Off 'Henry Fool' Trilogy With 'Ned Rifle,' Louis Leterrier Reteaming With Luc Besson For 'Sea At War'

    Hal Hartley’s recent work hasn’t been as high profile as his films back in the ‘90s, but it looks like the director is back in action yet again, with a continuation of one of his best known pictures. This time, the project is “Ned Rifle,” which is a follow-up to his previous films “Henry Fool” and “...

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    'Barbara' Director Christian Petzold Talks The Influence Of 'Klute' & Reveals What He Plans To Do Next

    When the wall came down, German filmmakers found themselves ushered into two clusters: those that concentrated on the country’s fascist past and the others that shined light on anything else. The latter clique was hailed as pushing the medium forward; they often dabbled in social-realism with ...

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    NYFF Review: 'Barbara' A Fresh Look Into 1980s Germany, Focusing On Life & Love

    Though maybe a bit too stiff and straight-laced, "Barbara" is a frequently subtle, moderately interesting character study set in a grievous East Germany during the 1980s. What are especially nice are the painstaking ways that director Christian Petzold ("Jerichow," "Dreilebe...

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