Barbara
Barbara

Barbara

Director Christian Petzold

Production year 2012

Length 105min.

Country Germany

SYNOPSIS

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. 

Awards

Silver Bear for Best Director | Berlinale, Germany, 2012

CAST & CREW

Christian Petzold
Christian Petzold

Director

Producer

Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber

Script

Christian Petzold, Harun Farocki

Director of Photography

Hans Fromm

Production designer

Kade Gruber

Music by

Stefan Will

Sound

Andreas Mücke-Niesytka

Edit

Bettina Böhler

Cast

Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke, Claudia Geisler

Production company

Schramm Film Koerner & Weber

Christian Petzold

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.


Filmography

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).

FILMS 2012