Summer, 1980. Barbara, a doctor, has applied for an exit visa from the GDR (East Germany). Now, as punishment, she has been transferred from Berlin to a small hospital out in the country, far from everything. Jörg, her lover from the West, is already planning her escape.
Silver Bear for Best Director | Berlinale, Germany, 2012
CAST & CREW
Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
Christian Petzold, Harun Farocki
Director of Photography
Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke, Claudia Geisler
Schramm Film Koerner & Weber
Born 1960, Hilden, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany. Studied at the German Academy of Film and Television in Berlin from 1988 to 1994. During that time, he also worked as an assistant director for Harun Farocki and Hartmut Bitomsky. Christian Petzold is one of the leading directors in New German cinema. The German Film Critics Association has twice awarded him Best Film awards. He was twice named Best Director at the German Film Awards.
Pilotinnen (1994 TV), Cuba Libre (1996, TV), Die Beischlafdiebin (1998, TV), Die innere Sicherheit/The State I Am in (2000), Toter Mann (2001, TV), Wolfsburg (2003), Ghosts (2005), Yella (2007), Jerichow (2008),Beats Being Dead (2011, TV), Barbara (2012).