Trailer

The Audition

Runtime
1hr 39mins
Directed by
Ina Weisse
Featuring
Nina Hoss, Simon Abkarian, Jens Albinus
Film Language
German
Body

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Anna Bronsky (Nina Hoss, Phoenix) is a violin teacher at a music-focused high school. Despite the opposition of all other teachers, Anna drives through the admission of a student, Alexander, in whom she detects a remarkable  talent. Committed, she prepares him for the intermediate exam and neglects her family—her son Jonas, whom she brings into competition with her new student, and her husband Philippe. Her colleague Christian, with whom she has an affair, persuades her to join a quintet. When she fails during their joint concert, the pressure mounts and she focuses all her attention on her student Alexander. Come the day of the exam, events take a tragic turn.

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Reviews
Review Text

Ina Weisse’s tightly wound portrait of a music teacher on the verge of a nervous collapse serves up another note-perfect Nina Hoss solo.

Review Author
Variety
Review Text

A stellar character study which plays like a carefully moderated musical arrangement.

Review Author
Ion Cinema
Review Text

Nina Hoss rises impressively to the challenge, fully inhabiting the mind and body of the flawed perfectionist at the core of The Audition.

Review Author
Screen International

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