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1,274 Ratings


Directed by Christian Petzold
Germany, 2012
  • German, Italian
  • English, French, Italian, Romanian, Turkish


During the summer of 1980 in the GDR, a doctor named Barbara (Nina Hoss) begins to lose her grip on herself, her plans and her heart. From the director of Yella.

Our take

Christian Petzold and Nina Hoss are two of contemporary German cinema’s best talents, and before Phoenix they made Barbara: a character study driven by Hoss’s striking, subtle performance. A tense East Berlin-set political thriller that won Petzold the Berlinale’s Silver Bear for Best Director.

Barbara Directed by Christian Petzold

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