90 mins
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A woman is torn by a new love in her life and the deadly demands of a supposed curse in... More

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Undine | Ratings & Reviews

"A bit flimsy and silly."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"In a way, it’s a shame that Undine stops short, since the material feels thin, and the statement as murky as the lake to which the camera ultimately returns."


"It feels like a fist that won’t close, its elements never intentionally coming together."


"This is classic Petzold territory, where you can dwell in a place, or a relationship, without ever quite belonging there."

The New YorkerThe New Yorker

"The film questions the fixed nature of human behavior in a world whose borders are constantly shifting."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"Made with the superb economy of pacing, shot selection, and editing that’s become a Petzold specialty, nay a trademark."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"Petzold keeps his mystery afloat (sorry) thanks to his impeccable craft even if this is a tale that sometimes feels like it needed a more magical and less direct approach."


"Beer and Rogowski are so good, and have such amazing chemistry, that it’s hard to look away or not root for them to be together."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Petzold’s lean, crisply-shot tale is a deft shape-changer, switching mood and register, interlacing romance with suspense and sudden jabs of humour."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"Its disquieting moments of magical realism paired with the all-consuming romance shared between Undine and Christoph — which feels as grand and tragic as the best cinematic love stories — add some warmth to Undine‘s chilly, cosmic exterior."

Slash FilmSlash Film

"Petzold loves his romantic bargains, his meditations on longing, obsession and deceit, and he unfurls all of that seductive cloth of gold in Undine."

Time MagazineTime Magazine

"Undine isn’t a conventional romance, or a readily accessible one, but open yourself to this special film and you’re liable to be hooked."

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal

"Undine is ultimately more enigmatic than most of Petzold’s work. It is also, like its title character, eerily beautiful. While it could well serve as a high-end date movie, it’s also something more."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

Undine | Details

Award winner
FIPRESCI Prize, Berlin 2020
M, Mature themes and sex scene
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country of origin
France, Germany

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