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Barbara PG-13

A Story of Love and Subterfuge with Simmering Intelligence.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 12, 2013
  • Originally Released: 2012
  • Label: Adopt Films
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - German
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Screenwriting by

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh94%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 3,897
It's one terrific film, as smart, thoughtful and emotionally involving as just about anything that's out there.
Los Angeles Times
Dec 20, 2012
Rating: 4.5/5 -- Hoss is fantastic. Barbara is ice cold at the start, understandably so. Yet Hoss makes her sympathetic. Full Review
Arizona Republic
Feb 7, 2013
...where there's a rough, stormy beauty to this seaside village, it's also something of a prison without walls, which is not lost on this inmate. Full Review
Seanax.com
Feb 12, 2016
Christian Petzold's script is finely attuned to the atmosphere of suspicion and subterfuge that pervades surveillance states...
Sight and Sound
Oct 1, 2012
Rating: 3/4 -- The movie examines the possibility of maintaining one's humanity in a truly oppressive society. Full Review
San Francisco Chronicle
Mar 8, 2013
Nina Hoss as the title character Barbara gives a sterling, complex performance, convincingly combining wary guardedness with steely determination. Full Review
KDHX (St. Louis)
Apr 17, 2019
You'd think the story of a woman trying to escape East Germany in 1980 would have plenty of thrills, but "Barbara" is disappointingly bland. Full Review
Gay City News
Feb 21, 2018

Product Description:

A German doctor is banished to a remote hospital in East Germany in this drama set at the dawn of the 1980s. At odds with her new surroundings, frustrated doctor Barbara (Nina Hoss) finds comfort only in her secret rendezvous' with her West German paramour Jörg (Mark Waschke). Jörg is currently in the midst of formulating an escape plan for Barbara, and in the meantime the exiled doctor begins working in tandem with chief physician Andre (Ronald Zehrfeld). Despite Andre's outward kindness to her, Barbara resists his overtures. When a pregnant patient named Stella (Jasna Fritzi Bauer) arrives in the hospital infected with meningitis, however, Barbara and Andre begin working closely together to save the life of the young woman and her unborn child. Over time, the barriers between Andre and Barbara begin to fall. But when the time comes for Barbara to flee across the border, it remains uncertain which course of action she will take.

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  • UPC: 713757948739
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
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