by Christian Petzold



Undine works as a historian lecturing on Berlin’s urban development. But when the man she loves leaves her, the ancient myth catches up with her. Undine has to kill the man who betrays her and return to the water.


Born in 1960 in Hilden. Completed German and theater studies at the Free University of Berlin and subsequently directing at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin between 1988 and 1994.


Undine (2020)
Transit (2017)
Phoenix (2015)
Barbara (2012)
Dreileben - Etwas Besseres Als Den Tod (Something Better Than Death) (2010)
Jerichow (2008)
Yella (2007)
Ghosts (2005)
Wolfsburg (2003)
Something To Remind Me (2002)
The State I Am In (2001)
The Sex Thief (1998)
Cuba Libre (1996)
Pilots (1995)


Paula Beer: Undine
Franz Rogowski: Christoph
Maryam Zaree: Monika
Jacob Matschenz: Johannes
Anne Ratte-Polle: Anna
Rafael Stachowiak: Jochen
Julia Franz Richter: Nora



Director: Christian Petzold
Screenwriter: Christian Petzold
Director of Photography: Hans Fromm
Editing: Bettina Böhler
Sound: Andreas Mücke-Niesytka
Art Director: Merlin Ortner
Costume: Katharina Ost
Make up: Scharka Cechova, Franziska Röder
Sound Design: Martin Steyer, Dominik Schleier, Benjamin Hörbe, Bettina Böhler
Executive Producer: Anton Kaiser
Producer: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
Co-Producer: Margaret Menegoz
Production Company: Schramm Film Koerner & Weber
Co-Production Company: Les Films du Losange


Technical Data

format: DCP / colour / 5.1
length: 90 min.
original language: German


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