Essential Cinema: The Days Between: A Brief Survey of the Berlin School


Directed by Christian Petzold

Germany, 2007, 1h 29min, 35mm, In German with English subtitles

Essential Cinema  The Days Between: A Brief Survey of the Berlin School

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“An enigmatic thriller. The kind of movie that tantalizes the mind.”
The New York Times

“Petzold’s film is an expertly crafted thriller which offers a pessimistic, though deeply rewarding, glimpse of a society being haunted by its own past.”
Time Out

“A film to be seen and savored. Ms. Hoss provides a performance that is as phenomenal as any I have ever encountered.”
The New York Observer

Taking inspiration from Herk Harvey’s CARNIVAL OF SOULS, the final entry in Christian Petzold’s “ghost trilogy” stars Nina Hoss (BARBARA) as a woman who flees her life in East Germany for the West, but soon discovers the hidden truths that belie the promise of the corporate world. An early, dynamic genre-skipping exploration of the chasms of reunification from one of the world’s preeminent filmmakers. Co-starring Berlin School regular, Devid Striesow. In 35mm.