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Barbara (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $123,817 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $10,234 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $134,051
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East Germany, 1980. Barbara Wolff is a young doctor who has applied for an exit visa from the GDR and, as punishment, has been transferred from her prestigious post in Berlin to a small pediatric hospital in the country. She must weigh her absolute dedication to her patients against a potential escape to the West, and her newfound attraction to a doctor in whom she sees a kindred spirit.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
93% - Certified Fresh
76% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 21st, 2012 (Limited) by Adopt Films
Video Release: November 12th, 2013 by Adopt Films
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual material, thematic elements and smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2231, 7/11/2012)
Running Time: 105 minutes
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Keywords: Escape, Country Mouse, City Mouse, Life in a Small Town, Doctors, Immigration, Romeo and Juliet Romance, Romance, Cold War
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Schramm Film Koerner & Weber Production, ZDF, Arte
Production Countries: Germany


Rainer Bock    Klaus Schutz
Christina Hecke    Assistant Doctor Schulze
Claudia Geisler    Ward Nurse Schlosser
Peter Weiss    Medical Student
Carolin Haupt    Medical Student
Deniz Petzold    Angelo
Rosa Enskat    Caretaker Bungert
Jasna Fritzi Bauer    Stella

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Christian Petzold
Producer    Florian Koerner von Gustorf
Production Manager    Dorissa Berninger
Assistant Director    Ires Jung
Script Consultant    Harun Farocki
Casting Director    Simone Bar
Composer    Stefan Will
Sound Mixer    Martin Steyer
Sound    Andreas Mucke-Niesytka
Make Up    Alexandra Lebedynski
Make Up    Barbara Kreuzer
Director of Photography    Hans Fromm
Editor    Bettina Bohler
Production Designer    K.D. Gruber
Costume Designer    Anette Guther

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November 11th, 2013

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December 20th, 2012

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