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Drama Foreign
105 min.
Release Date
December 21, 2012 (Limited)
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Running Time
105 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for some sexual material, thematic elements and smoking

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... Full synopsis »

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An East German doctor is torn between her desire for freedom in the West and her devotion to her patients in Barbara, the official German entry for Best Foreign Language Picture at the upcoming Academy Awards. Featuring a strong performance by Nina Hoss and an intriguing story, Barbara is a well done movie, though its delivery may be too muted for American audiences. Full movie review »

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