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.
||December 21st, 2012 (Limited) by Adopt Films|
||November 12th, 2013 by Adopt Films|
||PG-13 for some sexual material, thematic elements and smoking.|
(Rating bulletin 2231, 7/11/2012)
||Escape, Country Mouse, City Mouse, Life in a Small Town, Doctors, Immigration, Romeo and Juliet Romance, Romance, Cold War|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Historical Fiction|
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