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NZIFF Review: Christian Petzold’s PHOENIX

Over the past 15 years German filmmaker Christian Petzold and his muse Nina Hoss have been crafting an oeuvre of austere thrillers to rival the best, and theirs is one of the greatest director-actor partnerships in cinema today. Petzold continues to finetune a consistently effective formula: slow-building character studies with Hitchcockian suspense and noirish atmosphere …

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Win tickets to Christian Petzold’s BARBARA starring Nina Hoss

A favourite for many at last year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Christian Petzold’s simmering Cold War thriller Barbara is making a welcome return to our screens this week. Set in 1980, the film stars regular collaborator Nina Hoss (Jerichow, Yella) as Barbara, a Berlin doctor banished to a rural East German hospital as punishment for applying for …

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