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YELLA

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Directed by Christian Petzold
Germany, 2007
Drama, Romance, Thriller
      German
      English & 7 more
      CAUTION

Synopsis

Escaping her volatile ex-husband, Yella flees her hometown in former East Germany for a new life in the West. She finds a promising job with a business executive, with whom a romance soon blossoms. Just as Yella begins to realize her dreams, buried truths threaten to destroy her newfound happiness.

Our take

Sex, capitalism, German reunification, loneliness—this extraordinary thriller is haunted by all manner of thematic spectres. A dazzling reimagining of the subversive genre classic Carnival of Souls, Yella is one of Christian Petzold’s very best, with a monumental Nina Hoss front and center.

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Synopsis

Escaping her volatile ex-husband, Yella flees her hometown in former East Germany for a new life in the West. She finds a promising job with a business executive, with whom a romance soon blossoms. Just as Yella begins to realize her dreams, buried truths threaten to destroy her newfound happiness.

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YellaDirected byChristian Petzold
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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
2007 | 2 wins including: Silver Bear for Best Actress

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