Title: Barbara

Release: 2012

Rating: 7.1

Language: German

Country: Germany

Runtime: 105

Genre: Drama


Release 2012
Rating 7.1
Language German
Country Germany
Runtime 105
Genre Drama



In 1980s East Germany, Barbara is a Berlin doctor banished to a country medical clinic for applying for an exit visa. Deeply unhappy with her reassignment and fearful of her co-workers as possible Stasi informants, Barbara stays aloof, especially from the good natured clinic head, Andre. Instead, Barbara snatches moments with her lover as she secretly prepares to defect one day. Despite her plans, Barbara learns more about her life that puts her desires and the people around her in a new light. With her changing perspective, Barbara finds herself facing a painful moral dilemma that forces her to choose what she values.

Director :

Christian Petzold

Writer :

Christian Petzold (screenplay), Harun Farocki (collaborator on screenplay)

Actors :

... Barbara

... Jörg

... Klaus Schütz

... Assistenzärztin Schulze