2008. Germany. 93 min.
Post-screening discussion with Christian Petzold and Nina Hoss
Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2008. Germany. Directed by Christian Petzold. With Nina Hoss, Benno Fürmann, Hilmi Sözer. Harnessing his admiration for American literature and genre storytelling, Petzold delivers what has been described as a Berlin School take on James M. Cain’s pulp novel The Postman Always Rings Twice. A love triangle involving a restless wife, her menacing husband, and the handsome ex-soldier who enters and disrupts their life, this languid thriller leverages contemporary anxieties around Turkish immigrants in Germany and the effects of the Afghan war to chilling effect. In German; English subtitles. 93 min.