Summer, 1980. Barbara, a doctor, has applied for an exit visa from the GDR. As punishment, she is transferred from Berlin to a hospital in the countryside. Jörg, her lover from the West, plans her escape. Barbara waits, her future, she feels, will begin later. But her new boss Andre begins to confuse her. Does he have an assignment to keep track of her? Is he in love? As the day of her planned escape approaches, Barbara starts to lose control. Over herself, her plans, over love.
Born in 1960 in Germany. Subsequent to German and theatre studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, he studied directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin, whilst working as assistant director with Harun Farocki and Hartmut Bitomsky. He is greatly awarded for his work.
Original Title: Barbara
Production Company: Schramm Film Koerner&Weber, ZDF, ARTE
Production Year: 2012
Director: Christian Petzold
Script: Christian Petzold
Cinematography: Hans Fromm
Editor: Battina Böhler
Music Composer: Stefan Will
Producer: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
Running Time: 105min
Main Cast: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Mark Waschke