Nelly Lenz (Hoss) survives the concentration camps, her surgically reconstructed face a reminder of Nazi brutally. Returning to Berlin, she finds her husband who fails to recognise her. Is this her opportunity to discover whether it was he who betrayed her to the Nazis.
Notwithstanding Christian Petzold’s mastery of mood and setting, it’s the subtle potency of Nina Hoss’ beguiling performance that persuades the audience to accept a melodramatic contrivance in this gripping study of treachery, identity and survival in post-War Berlin.
A gripping study of treachery, identity and survival.