Barbara (2012)

Barbara was released on DVD on November 12, 2013
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Winner of the Best Director prize at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, the latest film from Christian Petzold (Yella, Jerichow) is a simmering, impeccably crafted Cold War thriller, starring the gifted Nina Hoss-in her fifth lead role for the director-as a Berlin doctor banished to a rural East German hospital as punishment for applying for an exit visa. As her lover from the West carefully plots her escape, Barbara waits patiently and avoids friendships with her colleagues-except for AndreĀ (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. A film of glancing moments and dangerous secrets, BARBARA paints a haunting picture of a woman being slowly crushed between the irreconcilable needs of desire and survival. Germany’s official Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film.

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US DVD Release Date November 12, 2013
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
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Run time 105 min
Theater Release Date March 8, 2012
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date November 12, 2013
Actors Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Christina Hecke, Claudia Geisler, Peter Weiss, Carolin Haupt, Deniz Petzold
Directed by Christian Petzold
Writer(s) ,
Studio Adopt Films
MPAA PG-13 (Rated PG-13 for some sexual material, thematic elements and smoking)
Genre(s) Drama
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