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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
Runtime 90 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology 5.1
Festivals Berlinale 2020, Shanghai 2020, Haugesund – The Norwegian International Film Festival 2020, Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 2020, New York Film Festival 2020, BFI London Film Festival 2020, Busan International Film Festival 2020, Hamptons International Film Festival 2020, Chicago International Film Festival 2020, Vancouver International Film Festival 2020, Mill Valley Film Festival 2020, Montclair Film Festival 2020, Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2020, Göteborg International Film Festival 2021, Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2021, Hong Kong International Film Festival 2021

Awards Silver Bear Best Actress & FIPRESCI Award Berlinale 2020, Special Jury Prize for Acting (Paula Beer).
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, BKM, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds
German Distributor Piffl Medien

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