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Jerichow

 

 

Original title:
Jerichow
Slovenian title:
Jerichow
Section:
HOMMAGE: C. PETZOLD

Country, year:
Germany, 2008
Length:
93

Directed by:
Christian Petzold

Screenplay:
Christian Petzold
Cinematography:
Hans Fromm
Music:
Stefan Will
Subtitles:
English, slovenian
Language:
German,Turkish
Voting code:
/
Cast:
Beno Fürmann (Thomas), Nina Hoss (Laura), Hilmi Sözer (Ali Özkan), André Hennicke (Leon), Claudia Geisler (uslužbenka), Marie Gruber (blagajnicarka), Knut Berger (policist)
Awards:
Venice 2008


DateHourLocation 
Fri, 9.11.2018 21:00 Slovenian Cinematheque
Wed, 14.11.2018 17:00 Slovenian Cinematheque

Deli povezavo
Description:
A German reworking of the cult novel The Postman Always Rings Twice, the drama explores longing, guilt and repressed passion, forcing the protagonists who find themselves in a desperate ménage-a-trois to resort to betrayal and deceit.

Following his mother's death, a former soldier, Thomas, returns to his hometown Jerichow. He has inherited his mother's house and plans to renovate it and look for a job. One night, Thomas meets Ali, a Turkish immigrant who owns a chain of snack bars in the area. Ali takes an unusual liking to Thomas. He trusts him and offers him a job. Laura, Ali's restless, beautiful wife, treats Thomas coolly, almost disdainfully. Thomas notices Laura and Ali's strained relationship. He watches them perform everyday rituals, like any married couple, but something doesn't seem right. One day, Thomas sits next to Laura while Ali dances, drunken and absentmindedly, unknowingly setting in motion a series of events that will change the course of their lives forever.

"Finding a home is something that interests me, as well as people who manage to get their way against all odds. /…/ Often these "home-builders" are withdrawn. They are like islands. The idea of being an islander reminds me of Robinson Crusoe: trade routes, modern capitalism, the yearning of people to understand it all and to begin anew - the result is reconstruction. That is what Robinson does, he reconstructs the world again. When other people, friendship, and love intrude into his world, it falls apart." (Christian Petzold)
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