Nina Hoss
Director: Christian Petzold Cast: Nina Hoss
Nina Hoss
, Devid Striesow
Devid Striesow
, Hinnerk Schönemann
Hinnerk Schönemann
Christian Petzold


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A young businesswoman gets in touch with her taste for cutthroat corporate tactics by slowly seducing her inner demons in The State I Am In writer/director Christian Petzold's free-flowing dramatic thriller. Immediately accosted by her ex-husband, Ben (Hinnerk Schönemann), upon returning to her hometown of Wittenberg, Yella Fichte (Nina Hoss) blows her former spouse off before informing her father that she has landed a lucrative accounting position in Hanover. When Ben subsequently offers Yella a ride to the airport, she reluctantly accepts but immediately realizes her mistake when he lashes out at her in an angry tirade before driving the car into the River Elbe. Just barely managing to escape from the car before her lungs fill with water, Yella swims to the shore and catches the first train to Hanover. As it turns out, Yella's new boss (Michael Wittenborn) has just been fired, yet after rejecting his thinly veiled advances the job-seeking woman seems to experience a stroke of luck when she makes the acquaintance of roving venture capitalist Philipp (Devid Striesow). Later, after Yella accompanies cold and calculating businessman Philipp to an important meeting, the relationship between the pair quickly turns personal.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/31/2009
UPC: 0881164000101
Original Release: 2007
Rating: NR
Source: Cinema Guild
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 45,166

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nina Hoss Yella Fichte
Devid Striesow Philipp
Hinnerk Schönemann Ben
Burghart Klaußner Dr. Gunthen
Barbara Auer Barbara Gunthen
Christian Redl Yella's Father
Selin Barbara Petzold Dr. Gunthen's Daughter
Wanja Mues Sprenger
Michael Wittenborn Schmitt-Ott
Martin Brambach Dr. Fritz
Joachim Nimtz Prietzel
Peter Benedict Friedrich's Advocate
Ian Norval Receptionist
Peter Knaack Bailiff
Thomas Giese Cashier

Technical Credits
Christian Petzold Director,Screenwriter
Simone Baer Casting
Bettina Boehler Editor
Martin Ehlers-Falkenberg Sound/Sound Designer
Hans Fromm Cinematographer
Kade Gruber Art Director
Florian Koerner von Gustorf Producer
Anette Guther Costumes/Costume Designer
Dirk Jacob Sound/Sound Designer
Ires Jung Asst. Director
Andreas Muecke-Niesytka Sound/Sound Designer
Lotte Sawatzki Costumes/Costume Designer
Martin Steyer Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Weber Producer

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