Summer, 1980. Barbara, a doctor, has applied for an exit visa from the GDR (East Germany). Now, as punishment, she has been transferred from Berlin to a small hospital out in the country, far from everything. Jörg, her lover from the West, is already planning her escape. Barbara waits, keeping to herself. The new apartment, the neighbors, summertime, the countryside – none of that means anything to her. Working as a pediatric surgeon under her new boss Andre, she is attentive when it comes to the patients, but quite distanced toward her colleagues. Her future, she feels, will begin later. But Andre confuses her. His confidence in her professional abilities, his caring attitude, his smile. Why does he cover for her when she helps the young runaway Sarah? Does he have an assignment to keep track of her? Is he in love? But as the day of her planned escape quickly approaches, Barbara starts to lose control. Over herself, her plans, over love.

Articles on Barbara
Nick Hasted, In the shadow of the wall, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 10 (October), 2012 pp. 48-51
Reviews
Catherine Weatley, Barbara, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 10 (October), 2012 pp. 74-75
Jens Hinrichsen, Barbara, in: Filmdienst, nr. 5 (1. März), 2012 pp. 26-27
Martin Schwickert, Barbara, in: epd Film, nr. 3, 2012 pp. 36-37
Author:Nick Hasted
Title:In the shadow of the wall
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:10
Year:2012
Pp:48-51
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: Barbara (2012)
Author:Catherine Weatley
Title:Barbara
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:10
Year:2012
Pp:74-75
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Barbara (2012)
Author:Jens Hinrichsen
Title:Barbara
in:
Magazine:Filmdienst
Nr.:5
Year:2012
Pp:26-27
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Barbara (2012)
Author:Martin Schwickert
Title:Barbara
in:
Magazine:epd Film
Nr.:3
Year:2012
Pp:36-37
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Barbara (2012)



Barbara
Germany 2012

Directed by

Cast
Christina Hecke
Jasna Fritzi Bauer
Claudia Geisler
Thomas Neumann
Susanne Bormann
Kirsten Block

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Year:2012
Running time:105 minutes
Country:Germany
Language:German

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