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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 03/2019

Undine, a young woman, historian and tour leader in Berlin, lives in a small, impersonal flat and has a typical big-city life. And happens to be cursed. As normal as her life seems, when her boyfriend leaves her the curse says she must kill him and return to the water from which she came. But Undine fights her fate: She does not want to kill, she does not want to leave. At the moment of the betrayal Christoph appears, and she falls in love with him. He is an industrial diver and shows her his underwater world – which she knows already. They are happy together. He is impressed by her education, she by his shrewdness. And he senses she is running away from something. Now, because he feels he is being betrayed, Undine has to make a new decision.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Director Christian Petzold
Screenplay Christian Petzold
Cinematography Hans Fromm
Cast Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Jacob Matschenz, Maryam Zaree, Anne Ratte-Polle
Producers Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
Co-Producer Margaret Menegoz
Production Company Schramm Film Koerner & Weber/Berlin, in co-production with Les Films du Losange, ZDF, ARTE, ARTE France Cinéma/Paris
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
Shooting Dates June-August 2019
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
With backing from German Federal Film Board, BKM, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Fund, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
German Distributor Piffl Medien/Berlin

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