Drama / Foreign Language
Director: Christian Petzold
Running time: 105 mins Released: 28th September 2012
Barbara (Nina Hoss) is a successful doctor in '80s Berlin. After applying for and being denied a travel visa, she is transferred to a hospital in a small town in Northern Germany. This could be a coincidence or it could be the result of the Stasi keeping an eye on her. Does she simply want to escape to the West for a new life with her boyfriend Jorg (Mark Waschke), or is she working against the German government? She dislikes her new surroundings and treats her colleagues with indifference, but shows real warmth towards some of her patients. Her boss Andre (Ronald Zehrfeld) doesn't understand her ways, but appreciates her abilities and perhaps feels something for her. Or is he part of a plot against her?