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Undine is a historian who works as a museum guide in Berlin, Christoph is a diver. They meet in this existential love story, full of splendid imagery, surprising turns and effortless movement of camera and story alike.

Christian Petzold – cinematic master and close observer of German realities – dives into completely new territory here. He presents a fairytale-love-story – but of course making it uniquely his own by embedding it in present-day Berlin. He reworks the myth of a mysterious water spirit as a modern fairy-tale in a disenchanted world. Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski, his favourite actors of recent years, are once more in the leading roles.

Winner of Berlin Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize and Silver Bear for Best Actress (Paula Beer) in 2020. Also the Best Actress winner in European Film Awards.