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Yella

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Year of participation 2007
Program Feature Competition

Yella
Producer(s) Florian Koerner von Gustorf; Michael Weber; Caroline von Senden; Andreas Schreitmüller
Director(s) Christian Petzold
Script Simone Baer, Christian Petzold
Director of Photography Hans Fromm
Production designer Kade Gruber
Music by Stefan Will
Sound Andreas Mücke-Niesytka
Edit Bettina Böhler
Cast Nina Hoss, Devid Striesow, Hinnerk Schönemann, Burghart Klaußner, Barbara Auer, Christian Redl, Selin Barbara Petzold, Wanja Mues, Michael Wittenborn, Martin Brambach
 

Synopsis

Yella has decided to leave her small town in eastern Germany for a new life on the other side of the Elbe, leaving behind a failed marriage and broken dreams. In Hannover, Yella meets Philipp, a young executive at an equity firm, who gives her a job as his assistant. Yella soon discovers she has a knack with ruthless businessmen.Yella sees a potential future with Philipp. His goals could become shared projects. She could finally get everything she has ever wanted. But strange voices and sounds are plaguing Yella – truths from her past coming back to haunt her. She begins to worry that her new life could be too good to be true.

Awards
Berlin IFF, 2007 (Silver Bear - Best Actress, Femina-Film-Prize).

Moscow Cinema
 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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