Phoenix ★★★½

As an allegory for German guilt and rebuilding after WWII, it was sophisticated and alluring. As an American watching a woman pathetically pine after her dick husband for an entire movie, it was challenging. Ouch, I feel bad saying that because the movie was so well made, and I love a good drama -- especially one with an astute ending. I'll be thinking about this for some time to come... there were many layers of complexity below the surface. I just wanted the surface to be a little more pronounced.