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Updated January 29th, 2024 at 21:39 IST

Anatomy Of A Fall Star Sandra Hüller Reacts To 'Growing Attention' After Maiden Oscar Nomination

Anatomy of a Fall released in theatres back in August of 2023 and has emerged to become a top contender for the currently ongoing awards season.

Sandra Huller
Sandra Huller | Image:IMDb
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2023 shaped up to be a rather keynote year in German actress Sandra Hüller's career. The actress saw through the release of three back to back big banner projects, two of which - namely, The Zone of Interest and Anatomy of a Fall, have accrued global recognition. Now one among five names contending for a Best Actress Oscar win, Hüller opened up about her experience filming for awards circuit favourite, Anatomy of a Fall coupled with her experience post her Oscar nod. 

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Sandra Hüller reacts to the Oscar buzz around her films


Both The Zone of Interest and Anatomy of a Fall have proven to be frontrunners for the currently ongoing awards season. The Zone of Interest has both BFTA and Oscar nominations under its belt. Anatomy of a Fall as well, held multiple nominations for this year's Golden Globes including Best Actress for Hüller. Additionally, both films hold Oscar nominations for Best Picture. 

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Earlier in May of 2023, the Justine Triet film also bagged the Cannes Film Festival's highest honour, the Palme d'Or. In a recent interview with Variety, speaking about all the attention and appreciation, she said, "I find myself giggling in the morning because it is so nice. When I walk my dog, people are shouting congratulations at me. People I’ve never seen before."

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Sandra Hüller was conflicted about her character's innocence


Sandra Hüller also revealed how Anatomy of a Fall director, Justine Triet, refrained from revealing to her whether her namesake character was innocent or guilty. For the unversed, Hüller plays a writer - named Sandra, who is accused of murdering her husband, an alleged occurrence only their blind son was witness to. 

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She said, "Of course I wanted to know whether she was guilty or not, but my director didn’t tell me. She just said a horrible, horrible sentence - 'play her like she’s innocent." Hüller however, was a big believer in the narrative put forth in Anatomy of a Fall, affirming it as having "the perfect script".

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Published January 29th, 2024 at 21:39 IST

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