Christian PetzoldPaula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Maryam Zaree, Jacob Matschenz
Germany, France / 2020 / German / 90 minutes / DCP / Color
Beholden to a legend retold throughout European folklore, Undine is compelled to murder any man who betrays her. When we meet her, the man she loves leaves her for another woman, thus propelling writer-director Christian Petzold into the as-yet untested waters of fantasy and humor for his latest gift to discerning cinephiles. Reunited with his stars from Transit (42nd), with Paula Beer as the eponymous water nymph and Franz Rogowski as a potential romantic salvation, Undine proves as bewitching as it is, inevitably, politically barbed.