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456 Ratings


Directed by Christian Petzold
Germany, 2007
Drama, Romance, Thriller
  • German
  • English


Yella has decided to leave her small town in eastern Germany for a new life on the other side of the Elbe. But strange voices and sounds are plaguing Yella—truths from her past coming back to haunt her.

Yella Directed by Christian Petzold

Critics reviews

The tragedy of the story, of course, is that even in her dream, even at the very moment when she is afforded the chance to imagine how her life might have been, Yella’s desire is ultimately blocked; and what blocks her desire to be sutured more intensively into the game of venture capitalism is precisely the nature of desiring production in the age of venture capitalism itself…
March 31, 2009
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