"Phoenix" Freitag Abend Film Screening

05 Feb 2016

On Friday 5 February 2016 at 7.00 PM we are showing the film "Phoenix" at Das Zentrum, Australian-German Institute Inc. in the Griffin Centre, Genge Street, Civic.

Genre: Drama . Laufzeit: ca 94 Min. Jahr 2014.  Director: Christian Petzold

The film is in German and has English subtitles.

Film Handlung
Berlin 1945. Nelly hat das Vernichtungslager ueberlebt. Kaum genesen von der Operation ihrer schweren Gesichtsverletzungen macht sie sich auf die Suche nach Johnny, ihrem Mann. Als sie ihn aufspuert, erkennt er sie nicht - nur eine beunruhigene Aehnlichkeit. Johnny schlaegt ihr vor, die Rolle seiner totgeglaubten Frau zu spielen, um sich Nellys Erbe zu sichern. Nelly wird ihre eigene Doppelgaengerin. Sie moechte wissen, ob Johnny sie geliebt hat. Ob er sie verraten hat. Nelly will ihr Leben zurueck.

Storyline
Nelly Lenz, a Jewish singer, has survived the Nazi concentration camps but at what cost? She is disfigured and has had to undergo facial surgery. Back in what is left of Berlin, accompanied by her faithful friend Lene, she has only one thing in mind: finding Johnny, her musician husband, in the ruins of the city. She wants to know if he still loves her and if he has betrayed her, as Lene claims he has. She does meet him but Johnny does not recognize her. Worse, he asks her to impersonate... Nelly, with a view to grabbing her inheritance.