Directed by Christian Petzold • 2012 • Germany
Starring Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock
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. She must weigh her absolute dedication to her patients against a potential escape to the West, as well as her newfound attraction to a doctor in whom she sees a kindred spirit. BARBARA is a story of self-sacrifice, freedom, and quiet heroism at a time and place when such values are at a premium.