Taking inspiration from Herk Harvey's Midwest classic CARNIVAL OF SOULS, YELLA is a thriller steeped in undead malevolence. Ambitious accountant Yella (Nina Hoss) flees her abusive husband for an illusory job in Hanover; picking up the pieces, she must concot a scheme to stay afloat amidst a legion of greasy grifters and specters from her past. "I could see this being remade," mused Roger Ebert, "as one of those business thrillers with Michael Douglas looking cruel and expensive and finding his female equal. I'm not recommending that, just imagining it."
In German with English subtitles