JERICHOW

JERICHOW

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Code: 5119
A film by Christian Petzold

GERMANY / 93 minutes / 1.85:1 (16/9)
German Dolby Digital 5.1 / English Subtitles



    Synopsis

    In a small desolate town in northeastern Germany, a handsome ex-soldier, a Turkish businessman, and his beautiful, restless wife find themselves in a desperate love triangle in this suspenseful reworking of classic film noir The Postman Always Rings Twice from acclaimed director Christian Petzold.


    Special Features

    ·Making-of Documentary (30 minutes)
    ·Theatrical Trailer
    ·Trailers of other Christian Petzold films


    Film Reviews

       "A tale of lust and murder."
    Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

    "Mr. Petzold respects the lean and pulpy genre requirements of the story...But there is nonetheless something haunting about this film, a sense of desperation and defeat that seems less like a generic convention than like a genuine insight, an intuition into what can happen at the crossroads of lust, loneliness and materialism."
    A.O. Scott, The New York Times

    "Entertaining and artfully staged. Heart-stopping moments of suspense."
    Noel Murray, The Onion

    "It's as though Petzold had crushed The Postman Always Rings Twice against The Grapes of Wrath, film noir against the parched hopes of the Depression...so compact and controlled is this fine film."
    Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

        "This swift, skillful film builds to a closing image that leaves you with what they call the 'wow' factor."
    Chris Hewitt, St. Paul Pioneer Press

    "Nina Hoss, whose blond tresses, huge dark eyes and mobile features seem made for movies of suspicion and mistrust."
    Ella Taylor

    "Engrossing. An inspired contemporary variation on The Postman Always Rings Twice with fresh complexities and bleak irony."
    Kevin Thomas, LA Times

    "Jerichow oozes atmospheric cool that gives weight to occasional glimpses of human vulnerability."
    Stan Hall, Portland Oregonian

    "A great modern neo-noir thriller with sparse, tight dialogue and passion that boils right through to the final shocking ending."
    Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics

    "Petzold is adept at creating suspense, which he mixes gracefully with sexual tension. The final twist is completely unexpected."
    V.A. Musetto, New York Post

    Trailer


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