U.S. Trailer for Christian Petzold’s Latest Film PHOENIX

IFC Films has released a U.S. trailer for Phoenix, a Hitchcockian thriller from German filmmaker Christian Petzold (Barbara) set in post-war Berlin.

Acclaimed German actress Nina Hoss stars as a woman who survives a concentration camp with a disfigured face and returns to the ruins of postwar Berlin in search of the piano-playing husband (Ronald Zehrfeld) who sold her out to the Nazis.

IFC Films + Sundance Selects will release Phoenix July 24. Hit the jump to check out the first U.S. trailer for the billionth film about the Nazis.

A riveting mystery of identity unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany in the stunning new film from acclaimed director Christian Petzold (Barbara). Nelly (Nina Hoss), a German-Jewish nightclub singer, has survived a concentration camp, but with her face disfigured by a bullet wound. After reconstructive surgery, Nelly emerges with a new face, one similar but different enough that her former husband, Johnny (Ronald Zehrfeld), doesn’t recognize her. Rather than reveal herself, Nelly walks into a dangerous game of duplicity and disguise as she tries to figure out if the man she loves may have betrayed her to the Nazis. Evoking the haunted mood of post-war Berlin, Phoenix weaves a complex tale of a nation’s tragedy and a woman’s search for answers as it builds towards an unforgettable, heart-stopping climax.

Nina Hoss