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UNDINE

UNDINE
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Undine works in Berlin as a historian and guide to the city's development. She has a small apartment at Alexanderplatz, a Master's degree in history, and a freelance contract. But underneath the appearance of her modern city life lurks an old myth: if the man Undine loves betrays her, she has to kill him and return to the water she once came from. So when her lover Johannes leaves her for another woman, Undine thinks she has no choice – until in the moment of betrayal, she meets Christoph, an industrial diver, and unexpectedly falls for him. This is a new, happy and innocent love filled with curiosity and trust. But when Christoph starts to feel that Undine is running away from something, she has to face her curse once and for all. She doesn't want to lose this love.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2020
Director Christian Petzold
Screenplay Christian Petzold
Cinematography Hans Fromm
Cast Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Maryam Zaree, Jacob Matschenz
Producers Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
Co-Producer Margaret Menegoz
Production Company Schramm Film Koerner & Weber, in co-production with Les Films du Losange
Length 90 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology 5.1
Festivals Berlinale 2020
Awards Silver Bear Best Actress & FIPRESCI Award Berlinale 2020
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Board, BKM, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Piffl Medien

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