Friday, March 07, 2008

German thriller Yella on DVD

This one passed me by completely when it was released in cinemas last year, however the review in the Metro DVD section has finally made me aware of it.

Synopsis: Following a near-death experience,Yella (Nina Hoss) flees her eastern German hometown, failed marriage and broken dreams to start over again in Hanover. By chance she finds work with ambitious and determined young executive Philipp (Devid Striesow) and enters a ruthless world of big business and cut-throat boardroom deals for which she finds her looks, quick wits and icy demeanour major assets. But just as Yella seems poised to fully realise her ambitions, she finds herself haunted by truths from the past that threaten to destroy her new life. Featuring an enigmatic performance from Nina Hoss in the title role, Christian Petzold's stylish new film is both compelling thriller and an unsettling mystery that grips until right until its stunning denouement.

Read the Metro review and watch the trailer (in German) on YouTube. Birmingham Library has a copy so I look forward to getting hold of it in due course. I have Tell No One lined up for the Easter holiday (fingers crossed).

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