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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Barbara
Original Title Barbara
English Title Barbara
Director Christian Petzold
Year 2012
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 105'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Mark Waschke, Rainer Bock
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Christian Petzold
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Hans Fromm
  • Edición / Editing: Bettina Böhler
  • Producción / Producer: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Schramm Film Koerner & Weber
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Even if the story takes place in 1980, there are only few signs that allow us to identify the period of time, as we see Doctor Barbara arrive at a hospital in a small village located in the former German Democratic Republic. The deployment of accurate details that indicate time and place allows us to connect with the main character, and help to understand what is kept hidden. Among those silences and interests –accomplished by Nina Hoss with an astounding economy of gestures– Barbara’s solid concentration will begin to crack, as it often happens with the fragile yet passionate creatures shaped by Petzold. With an admirable use of the best classical narrative tradition, and recovering both the marks and themes that are typical in “doctor movies” from German cinema of the ‘50s and ‘60s, Petzold builds a story that constantly includes the spectator in the choice of changing its character, as if it were a variation of his former and remarkable Yella, also set in East Germany.


Schedule for this film

12 Apr / 15:30 h
sold out
sold out
14 Apr / 16:45 h
sold out
sold out
19 Apr / 20:00 h
sold out
sold out


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