Barbara

Deutschland 2011/2012 Spielfilm

Summary

Summer in the GDR in 1980. Barbara, a doctor, has submitted an application to emigrate to the West. She is punished by being posted away from the capital to a hospital in a small town. Jörg, her lover in the West, is busy planning her escape via the Baltic Sea. It’s a waiting game for Barbara. Her new flat, the neighbours, summer and the countryside no longer hold any charms for her. Although she is attentive to her young patients in the department for paediatric surgery under her new boss, André, she is deliberately cool to her colleagues. Her life, she thinks, will begin later.

André confuses her. First there’s his unshakable faith in her professional abilities, then there’s way he cares, and his winning smile. What makes him cover up for her when she helps Stella, a young runaway? Is he spying on her? Is he in love? Barbara begins to lose her grip on herself, her plans and her heart. The day of her planned escape approaches.

After "Gespenster" (2005) and "Yella" (2007) this marks Christian Petzold’s third outing in the Berlinale’s Competition programme. His new work once again centres on a woman who seems to drift through life like a phantom. Hers is a life in which the fear of surveillance seems to be firmly embedded in all interpersonal relationships.

Source: 62. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

 

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Credits

Screenplay

Director of photography

Editing

Music

Cast

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Assistant director

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Screenplay

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Director of photography

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Clapper loader

Steadycam operator

Still photography

Lighting design

Gaffer

Set dresser

Property master

Stand-by props

Construction manager

Costume design

Editing

Sound editor

Sound design

Sound assistant

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Audio mixing

Stunts

Casting

Music

Music consultant

Cast

Line producer

Unit production manager

Original distributor

Shoot

    • 16.08.2011 - 07.10.2011: Brandenburg, Ortsteil Kirchmöser und Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Duration:
2965 m, 108 min
Format:
35mm, 16:9
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 20.02.2012, 131784, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 08.03.2012

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Barbara

Versions

Original

Duration:
2965 m, 108 min
Format:
35mm, 16:9
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 20.02.2012, 131784, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 08.03.2012

Awards

Filmkunstmesse Leipzig 2012
  • Gilde-Filmpreis, Bester deutscher Spielfilm
Deutscher Filmpreis 2012
  • Lola in Silber, Bester Spielfilm
IFF, Berlin 2012
  • Silberner Bär, Beste Regie