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FILM DETAILS
Certificate TBC
Cast
Nina Hoss
Ronald Zehrfeld
Jasna Fritzi Bauer
Directors
Christian Petzold
Screenwriters
Christian Petzold
Running Time
101 minutes

Barbara
The GP who came in from the cold


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Barbara

Plot
East Germany, 1980. A young doctor named Barbara (Hoss) finds herself sent to a remote surgery when she requests an overseas visa. The punishment only reinforces her desire to flee to the West.


Verdict
Tough and tender, it's the best Iron Curtain drama since The Lives Of Others.


Reviewed by Philip Wilding

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