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Toter Mann


Drawing favorable comparisons to Alfred Hitchcock upon inital release in its native Germany despite having been originally made-for-television, director Christian Petzold's sophomore effort concerns a middle-aged lawyer whose tentative romance sets the stage for an elaborate con. Attracted to Leyla (Nina Hoss) after a chance encounter at a public pool, lawyer Thomas (Andre Hennicke) soon works up the courage to ask out the comely blonde who, much to his surprise, accepts. Though their first date seems...more