Phoenix (2014) 1080p YIFY Movie

Phoenix (2014) 1080p

Phoenix is a movie starring Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, and Nina Kunzendorf. A disfigured Holocaust survivor sets out to determine if the man she loved betrayed her trust.

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  • Genre: Drama | History
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 1.58G
  • Resolution: 1920*1080 / 23.976 fpsfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 98
  • IMDB Rating: 7.3/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 2 / 30

The Synopsis for Phoenix (2014) 1080p

In the aftermath of WWII, Nelly, a Jewish survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp, horribly disfigured from a bullet wound in her face, undergoes a series of facial reconstruction surgeries and decides to find her husband Johnny who works at the Phoenix club in Berlin. Undoubtedly, Nelly is stunning, yet, her new self is beyond recognition, so Johnny, the man who may have betrayed her to the Nazis, will never imagine that the woman in front of him who bears an uncomfortable and unsettling resemblance to his late wife, is indeed her. Without delay, and with the intention to collect the deceased's inheritance, Nelly will go along with Johnny's plot and she will impersonate the dead woman, giving the performance of a lifetime before friends and relatives in a complex game of deceit, duplicity, and ultimately, seduction. In the end, during this masquerade, as the fragile and broken Nelly tries to find out whether Johnny betrayed her or not, she will have to dig deep into her wounded ...


The Director and Players for Phoenix (2014) 1080p

[Director]Christian Petzold
[Role:]Trystan Pütter
[Role:]Nina Hoss
[Role:]Nina Kunzendorf
[Role:]Ronald Zehrfeld


The Reviews for Phoenix (2014) 1080p


Idiotic premiseReviewed bymovieollaVote: 2/10

The plot rests on the impossible premise that a friend would not fully disclose one's husband's betrayal. This makes absolutely no sense. I don't want to see you be hurt further by chasing after a lying scumbag of a husband, so I tell you that he betrayed you. I also tell you that he is after your family's money. It seems to me that this is the most difficult reveal, causing pain of course, but necessary pain. Why in the world wouldn't I ALSO show you the proof that he divorced you?

The movie inches tediously ahead for hours dependent on this ridiculous plot. One moment of unintentional comic relief: Nelly walks like a depressed Frankenstein for the first half of the movie - one assumes she sustained an injury in the camps that explains her flat footed gait. But, tada! All it takes is one comment from her husband and suddenly she's cured!

Even the title is irritating - nothing is redemptive in this movie - what waste of acting talent here.

Despite reservations with its choices of open resolutions, Phoenix is a stellar and quietly affecting film.Reviewed bySergeant_TibbsVote: 8/10

Adapted from Hubert Monteilhet's novel 'Return from the Ashes,' director Christian Petzold's Phoenix has the air of a revisionist war film with a science-fiction twist. Granted, it has some liberties in the supposed advancement of medical science for the 1940s, featuring a surgery that's not even really possible today, but with its stark approach to its pulpy atmosphere, it's easy to buy into anything it wants to do because of its compelling narrative.

The film follows Nelly, played by Nina Hoss, a Jewish concentration camp survivor and former nightclub singer who's suffered severe disfigurement. She undergoes facial reconstruction, nearly looking like her old self, and tries to find peace with her lost previous identity. She heads to post-war Berlin to locate her estranged husband and partner in their former activism, played by Ronald Zehrfeld, but upon doing so he recruits her to help him on a scam to claim his wife's inheritance. As she looks almost alike, he moulds her to act like his wife did and have her 'return' and scoop up the money.

There's another liberty you have to buy in order to go along with Phoenix. That being, despite all the hints, at no point does her husband Johnny recognize Nelly until the inevitable moment. This redressing of a former lover plot line is quite reminiscent of Hitchcock's Vertigo, but with Johnny's indifference and greed it's a different spin, and we observe Nelly's submissive re- judgment of him. It thrives on the dramatic irony of when Johnny thinks that she isn't acting enough like his wife. It's fascinating to watch her rediscover herself, and a delight when she impresses him with how accurate she can be at times. All these minor contrivances work thematically to build a picture of a search for identity and heartbreaking betrayal. It's a refreshing perspective on a revision of a past life and then healing from it.

Christian Petzold and Nina Hoss' collaborations have been steadily building momentum as Phoenix, their 4th film together, gains buzz on the festival circuit. Clearly it is a beneficial partnership. Through her glassy eyed look nearly in tears and her anxious movements, Hoss faultlessly marries fragility with a burning motivation to disquiet her soul. She may be easily manipulated due to her weakened psychological and physical state, but she always has intentions that she's slowly building up to. Before taking board with her husband, she's assisted by Lene, played by Nina Kunzendorf, a fellow Jewish activist. Her performance is steely and enigmatic, and I can't help but want to know more about her and her motivations so it's a shame the film doesn't quite deliver in that regard.

Often times the film holds back on payoff, although it's often executed in thoughtful manners. Most strikingly is in the film's conclusion. In a way, it almost feels as though it's missing an entire third act. Perhaps the director felt it did not need an epilogue, but I was left hungry to explore the consequences. Hoss does admit that they didn't know how to end it. However, it is a remarkable display of restraint to leave it as open as it did and frankly it works with the slight nature of the film beforehand. But on the other hand it feels like Petzold simply ran out of ideas and is idly leaving the viewer to fill in the rest. The film constantly feels like it's building to something, and the ending changes everything in hindsight, but perhaps it works in the film's favour, to draw a comparison to The Sopranos' infamous final moment as it leaves you cold.

Despite the film's small scale, with most of it taking place in Johnny's small apartment, it does show off lush production design. Postwar rubble has never felt quite a mess like this since Saving Private Ryan. The film does try to take on a grander scale, implying that the formation of Israel is like Nelly and reborn from the ashes, but it works best when it's focused on the core relationship. The saturated but vivid cinematography contributes to its beguiling pulp tone and it holds a lot of tension in the air, complimenting the weight of the performances. It's a fascinating concept and well-executed script, and my only reservations with Phoenix come with its choice of the resolutions for its various plot threads. But these are up for debate, and they're ones worth engaging in for such an otherwise stellar and quietly affecting film.

8/10

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Phoenix - A Great Metaphor.Reviewed byyk-sampVote: 9/10

Phoenix is a German drama set in the post war Berlin. The plot revolves around Nelly(Nina Hoss), who had been disfigured and underwent surgery, trying to reunite with her husband, Johnny(Ronald Zehrfeld), after being liberated from a concentration camp. Against her friend's advice, Lene(Nina Kunzendorf), who wants to take her to Palestine to keep her safe, Nelly keeps searching for Johnny until she finally finds him. At first, he doesn't recognize his lost wife, thinking that she's dead, and asks for Nelly's help to impersonate her in order to get money from the insurance company. Blinded by love, Nelly accepts Johnny's offer just so she could be able to spend more time with her husband.

While the plot may not seem very interesting, 'Phoenix' more than succeeded in accomplishing exactly what it wanted to accomplish. Even though some story elements and twists may not seem very plausible, the director himself, Christian Petzold, affirmed that the script should not be taken literally all the way. Phoenix is more about the little things such as the subtle emotions given by the actors, especially from Nina Hoss who pulls off one of the best female performances of the year.

The most impressive thing about 'Phoenix' is its obsession with the theme of re-birth, which is also suggested by the title. Nelly reunites with Johnny in front of a club called 'Phoenix', but this doesn't only suggest the re-birth of their relationship, but also Nelly's re- birth as a new person after being surgically reconstructed and after accepting to be Johnny's not-so-fake wife. Another theme employed by the movie is that of lying to yourself instead of accepting the truth. Nelly accepts being Johnny's fake wife, against her friend's advice, so she could be with him, refusing to admit that he had forgotten her, and Johnny refuses to realize that the woman is actually his concentration camp surviving wife because he doesn't want to believe that his wife is still alive.

By the last minutes of the movie, all of the events unfold along with a breath-taking sequence of Nelly performing Tony Bennett's 'Speak Low'; a sequence that leaves not only the audience, but also the other characters completely speechless.

It's also worth noticing that the whole concentration camp survivor status Nelly has is used only as a plot device which helps the movie go on, as opposed to a way of guilting the audience to feel sorry for the character.

Aside from the small technical details which shouldn't bother anyone who can realize why they were actually in the movie, 'Phoenix' is a masterfully crafted film with a great soundtrack, which really sets the mood for every scene, great performances, especially from Nina Hoss and above all, a literally stunning ending which is open to interpretation and which may very well be the best movie ending of the past few years.

That being said, I think it's safe to say that 'Phoenix' may be one of the best movies of this year and should be checked out by everyone.

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