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6.9
/10
318 Ratings

Jerichow

Directed by Christian Petzold
Germany, 2008
Drama
  • German
  • English

Synopsis

The dishonorably discharged Afghanistan veteran Thomas returns to his home village of Jerichow. Ali, a local Turkish-German businessman, owner of a snack-bar chain, hires him as a driver. That’s when Thomas meets Laura, his Turkish boss’s young and attractive wife. A classic love triangle is born

Jerichow Directed by Christian Petzold

Critics reviews

Set in the eponymous, impoverished hamlet of the erstwhile East, the film is a spare, smart reworking of James M. Cain’s paradigmatic (and frequently adapted) 1934 noir novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice.
March 01, 2019
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Part of Jerichow’s appeal lies in its meta-cinematic move, the way it inserts itself as a kind of corrective into a particular lineage of film history.
September 03, 2018
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