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Undine (Beer) works as a historian lecturing on Berlin’s urban development. But when the man she loves leaves her, the ancient myth catches up with her. Undine has to kill the man who betrays her and return to the water. Defying her role as a powerless and spurned woman and falling in love anew, Undine reworks the myth of the mysterious water spirit as a modern fairy-tale in a disenchanted world. Petzold’s deeply assured work reimagines this legend by way of his own cinematic vision, in which precise everyday gestures are combined with ghostly hyperrealism. The story of a life-or-death love, splendidly and effortlessly told.

 

Undine est une historienne qui donne des conférences sur le développement urbain à Berlin. Sa vie va bien, tout semble normal. Mais sous des airs de vie citadine moderne se cache un ancien mythe: si l’homme qu’Undine aime la trahit, elle doit le tuer et retourner à l’eau d’où elle est venue. Ainsi, lorsque Johannes, son amant, la quitte pour une autre femme, Undine pense qu’elle n’a pas le choix. Mais, de manière inattendue, elle rencontre Christoph. Ils tombent éperdument amoureux. Puis un jour, ce dernier sent un battement manquant dans le cœur d’Undine. L’idylle fait place au retour de la malédiction à laquelle elle devra faire face une fois pour toutes. Ce film Christian Petzold réimagine la légende.


  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    In German with English subtitles
  • Country
    Germany / France
  • Note
    FilmsWeLike
  • Director
    Christian Petzold
  • Cast
    Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Maryam Zaree, Jacob Matschenz