Undine 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.
Silver Berlin Bear - Best Actress, FIPRESCI Prize | Berlinale, Germany, 2020
CAST & CREW
Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
Director of Photography
Andreas Mücke-Niesytka, Martin Steyer, Dominik Schleier, Benjamin Hörbe, Bettina Böhler
Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Maryam Zaree, Jacob Matschenz
Schramm Film Koerner & Weber, Les Films du Losange
Born 1960, in Hilden, Germany. After studying German and drama at the Freie Universität he enrolled in Berlin's German Academy for Film and Television. There he studied movie direction while at the same time working as an assistant director to Harun Farocki and Hartmut Bitomsky. After graduation, Christian Petzold made a series of interesting TV films. In 2000, his first theatrical feature, The State I Am in, about a couple of left-wing terrorists, was released and made a strong impression and earned its director both the German Film Award and the Hessischer Best Film Award. By 2012, this prolific creator had managed to make two more TV films and five additional features, among which Yella and Barbara, which is quite rightly awarded the Golden Bear.
The State I Am in (2000), Totter Man/Something to Remind Me (2001), Wolfsburg (2003), Ghosts (2005), Yella (2007), Jerichow (2008), Barbara (2012), Phoenix (2014), Transit (2018), Undine (2020).