Set in a rubble-strewn Berlin in 1945, is like no other film about post-World War II Jewish identity. After surviving Auschwitz, a former cabaret performer, her face disfigured and reconstructed, returns to her war-ravaged hometown to seek out the gentile husband who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis. Without recognizing her, he enlists her to play his wife in a bizarre hall-of-shattered-mirrors story that's as richly metaphorical as it is preposterously engrossing.
Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs)
Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs) ; 809 Blu-ray.
Criterion collection ; 809
Holocaust survivors -- Fiction.
Married people -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Berlin -- Fiction.
Motion pictures, German.
Hoss, Nina, actor.
Kunzendorf, Nina, 1971- actor.
Petzold, Christian, 1960- film director.
Zehrfeld, Ronald, 1977- actor.