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Barbara

 

 

Original title:
Barbara
Slovenian title:
Barbara
Section:
HOMMAGE: C. PETZOLD

Country, year:
Germany, 2012
Length:
105

Directed by:
Christian Petzold

Screenplay:
Christian Petzold
Cinematography:
Hans Fromm
Music:
Stefan Will
Subtitles:
English, slovenian
Language:
German
Voting code:
/
Cast:
Nina Hoss (Barbara), Ronald Zehrfeld (André), Mark Waschke (Jörg), Rainer Bock (Klaus Schütz), Jasna Fritzi Bauer (Stella)
Awards:
Berlinale 2012 (Best Director), Buenos Aires 2012, Karlovy Vary 2012, German Film Awards (Silver Award)


DateHourLocation 
Tue, 13.11.2018 20:45 Slovenian Cinematheque

Deli povezavo
Description:
An incisive, emotionally charged study into the former GDR, again centred on a female character, who seems to be floating through life like a ghost.

GDR in the summer of 1980. Barbara, a doctor, has submitted an application to emigrate to the West. She is punished by being posted away from the capital to a hospital in a small town. Jörg, her lover in the West, is busy planning her escape. It's a waiting game for Barbara. Her old life no longer holds any charms for her and she is deliberately detached and cool around her colleagues and neighbours. Her life, she thinks, will begin later. Although she succeeds in retaining her aloofness, her new boss, the caring, committed and kind André gets under her skin. Barbara begins to lose her grip on herself and her planned escape.

"Although I was born in the West, my parents fled the GDR. I went in the former GDR to shoot my last films and while I was there, I felt a certain homesickness. I don't know where it came from. The idea was to talk about the GDR, /…/ about the collapsing systems and about love. So we took the Hermann Broch's novella, set it in the East, and turned it into the film Barbara." (Christian Petzold)
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