A knockout. KO. This is one of the great movies about gender. Put me in the place - as a white, privileged, male viewer - of identifying viscerally w/ a woman who utimate-not-so-perplexingly actively pursues her own subservience ... until ... she doesn't ... w/ staggering, spine-shivering dignity. Nina Hoss is out of this world in Phoenix. Always love watching her. This time I got right inside what I was seeing.