Jerichow (2008)

The Turkish diaspora in Germany proves the catalyst for this noir-flavored drama concerning the unlikely friendship between a veteran of the Afghan-Soviet war and a middle-aged Turk in need of a helping hand. Returning home for his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 1, 2008
DVD Release Date: August 27, 2009
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Minimal and intriguing, this Teutonic retreading of The Postman Always Rings Twice is tense and ominous throughout.

Jonathan F. Richards

Petzoid takes the Cain themes of lust and duplicity and twists them into a reflection on modern Germany, where nationalism and loyalties and identity and economics are jumbled and thrown into confusion.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

This is silly romance. It's sillier suspense. But I'm not above saying I enjoyed it.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A well-crafted and well-acted reworking of the classic noir film The Postman Always Rings Twice.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A taut, German-made thriller, Jerichow adds a bit of European xenophobia to the pulp traditions of passion and betrayal.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's easy to compare Jerichow with the films of The Postman Always Rings Twice, with the grimy gas station owner, the sexy wife and the rugged drifter, but people have a way of not behaving according to their superficial qualities.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Isn't startlingly new, but it's a nice twist on a familiar formula, and should satisfy anyone who wants to see the postman, as it were, ring yet again.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

This is a movie made by and for adults, and adults should consider seeing it.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

So compact and controlled is this fine film.

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Craig Phillips

Jerichow is not the masterfully complex work that Yella* was, but it's very tightly constructed and made, showing in some ways Peltzold's maturity as a filmmaker.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Wow. This was really good. Excellent surprise ending. Its one of those movies where you root for the lovers to be together. By the time this movie ends,… More
alan jay
Christian Petzold has a knack for making films that are interesting to watch with his long interludes, silence and long takes, and interesting, flawed… More
Walter M.
In "Jerichow," things are not going well for Thomas(Benno Furmann) as he is forced to use the money he was planning to refurbish his mother's… More
John Ballantine
An alleged German remake of The Postman Rings Twice but this film stands strongly on its own merits and without necessarily being an hommage to Hitchcock.