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Barbara

December 21st 2012
  • Drama,
  • PG-13,
  • 105 min,
  • Other
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  • Cast: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke, Claudia Geisler, Peter Weiss, Carolin Haupt, Deniz Petzold, Rosa Enskat, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Peer-Uwe Teska, Elisabeth Lehmann, Mark Waschke, Peter Benedict, Thomas Neumann, Anette Daugardt, Thomas Bading, Susanne Bormann, Jannik Schümann, Alicia von Rittberg, Barbara Petzold, Jean Parschel, Christoph Krix, Kirsten Block, Irene Rindje
  • Director: Christian Petzold
  • Writers: Christian Petzold, Harun Farocki
  • Producer: Florian Koerner von Gustorf
  • Executive Producer: Michael Weber
  • Casting: Simone Bär
  • Costume Design: Anette Guther
  • D.O.P.: Hans Fromm
  • Editor: Bettina Böhler
  • Makeups: Barbara Kreuzer, Alexandra Lebedynski
  • Music: Stefan Will
  • Production Design: Kade Gruber

Storyline

East Germany, 1980. Barbara Wolff is a young doctor who has applied for an exit visa from the GDR and, as punishment, has been transferred from her prestigious post in Berlin to a small pediatric hospital in the country.

As her lover from the West carefully plots her escape, Barbara waits patiently and avoids friendships with her colleagues—except for Andre (Ronald Zehrfeld) the hospital’s head physician, who is warmly attentive to her.

But even as she finds herself falling for him, Barbara still cannot be sure that Andre is not a spy. As her defensive wall slowly starts to crumble, she is eventually forced to make a profound decision about her future.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Brandenburg, Germany
  • MPAA Warning: Some sexual material, thematic elements and smoking
  • Production Companies: Schramm Film Koerner & Weber, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, ARTE
  • Production Schedule: 16 August 2011 - 7 October 2011

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 8 March 2012: Germany
  • 16 March 2012: Austria
  • 2 May 2012: France
  • 20 July 2012: Turkey
  • 10 August 2012: Sweden
  • 16 August 2012: Russia
  • 17 August 2012: Finland
  • 12 September 2012: Belgium
  • 13 September 2012: Netherlands
  • 28 September 2012: Ireland, Norway, UK
  • 4 October 2012: Hungary
  • 18 October 2012: Greece
  • 2 November 2012: Taiwan
  • 9 November 2012: Poland
  • 29 November 2012: Denmark
  • 7 March 2013: Argentina