Barbara (2012)

A Story of Love and Subterfuge with Simmering Intelligence.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2012-03-08
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 142 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: Schramm Film Koerner & Weber
  • Production Country: Germany
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It is the summer of 1980 in East Germany and, alone, Barbara is confined to living and working as a doctor in a small provincial town - her punishment for attempting to emigrate to the West. She has only one focus; to escape and for this, she has to wait patiently. Until Andre, her supervisor in the hospital, takes her off course. Are his motives of love or duty to the authorities? The day-to-day pretense, and content supervision slowly take their toll as the tension builds.

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  • Nina Hoss

    as Barbara
  • Ronald Zehrfeld

    as André
  • Jasna Fritzi Bauer

    as Stella
  • Mark Waschke

    as Jörg
  • Rainer Bock

    as Klaus Schütz
  • Alicia von Rittberg

    as Angie
  • Christina Hecke

    as Assistenzärztin Schulze
  • Claudia Geisler

    as Stationsschwester Schlösser
  • Peter Weiß

    as Medizinstudent
  • Peter Benedict

    as Gerhard
  • Deniz Petzold

    as Angelo
  • Susanne Bormann

    as Steffi
  • Thomas Neumann

    as Rentner
  • Irene Rindje

    as Friedls Schwester
  • Kirsten Block

    as Friedl Schütz
  • Jannik Schümann

    as Mario
Writing Christian Petzold Screenplay
Directing Christian Petzold Director
Production Florian Koerner von Gustorf Producer
Sound Stefan Will Original Music Composer
Camera Hans Fromm Director of Photography
Editing Bettina Böhler Editor
Production Simone Bär Casting
Costume & Make-Up Anette Guther Costume Design
Sound Martin Steyer Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Carsten Richter Foley
Costume & Make-Up Barbara Kreuzer Makeup Artist
Art K.D. Gruber Production Design
Production Dorissa Berninger Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Alexandra Lebedynski Makeup Artist
Directing Frederic Moriette Script Supervisor
Camera Pascal Schmit Camera Operator
Camera Matthias Biber Steadicam Operator
Production Anne Even Producer
Sound Jochen Jezussek Sound Editor
Sound Dominik Schleier Sound Designer
Sound Dominik Schleier Supervising Sound Editor
Lighting Christoph Dehmel-Osterloh Gaffer
Costume & Make-Up Anette Tirler Assistant Costume Designer
Production Angelika Götz Researcher
Camera Florian Trautwein First Assistant Camera
Camera Christian Schultz Still Photographer
Sound Kévin Feildel ADR & Dubbing
Crew Andreas Mücke-Niesytka Sound Recordist
Crew Andreas Horstmann Property Master