1 videodisc (approximately 96 min.), color ; 4 3/4 in.
0781513111, 9780781513111, 0781512921, 9780781512923
Originally produced as a German motion picture in 2008.
Bonus features: Making of "Jerichow" [featurette] (25 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.), Trailers of other Christian Petzold films (4 min.).
Bild [cinematography], Hans Fromm ; montage [editor], Bettina Böhler ; musik, Stefan Will.
Benno Fürmann (Thomas), Nina Hoss (Laura), Hilmi Sözer (Ali).
The eternal triangle: a rich guy; his bored, beautiful, blond wife; and a rugged stranger, down on his luck and ready for action. What more do you need? In this case, to know that the rich guy is a Turk who is still, despite having spent virtually his entire life in Germany, a permanent outsider. That the hot blond wife has a colorful past and owes large debts (which hubby now holds over her head). That the rugged stranger is a former soldier who received a dishonorable discharge after serving in Afghanistan, living in his dead mother's house. Jerichow is a nondescript spot in the former East Germany, where capitalism still has a somewhat primitive, half-criminal feel. The film conveys a sense of desperation and defeat, and highlights that what can happen at the crossroads of lust, loneliness, and materialism.
MPAA Rating: Not rated.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound; anamorphic widescreen presentation, 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
In German with optional subtitles in English.