Episode 19: Christian Petzold’s Phoenix (2014)

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In this episode, I discuss Christian Petzold’s 2014 film, “Phoenix,” which is about a woman who survives the Auschwitz death camp, undergoes facial reconstructive surgery, and tries to re-connect with her husband who is the reason she was imprisoned in the first place. This is a masterful film about trauma, survival, and how difficult, even excruciating it is, to rebuild oneself and one’s life.

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