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Barbara (Subtitled)

HD   PG-13

Christian Petzold

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About the Movie

In East Germany in 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 newly found attraction to a doctor in whom she sees a kindred spirit.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 75
  • Fresh: 70
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 7.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: "Barbara" is a film about the old Germany from one of the best directors working in the new: Christian Petzold. – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, Dec 20, 2012

Fresh: It's one terrific film, as smart, thoughtful and emotionally involving as just about anything that's out there. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Dec 21, 2012

Fresh: Lit from within, like a lantern; Petzold has made a nighttime movie that ends right on the edge of dawn. – Stephanie Zacharek, NPR, Dec 20, 2012

Fresh: [Leaves] you drained and horrified. – Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Jan 7, 2013

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Customer Reviews

State mandated immolation vs the Individual.

Humans are most beautiful amidst suffering. The bright side of the horrors of Sozialismus. Film as Art. Outré. The cinematography alone warrants accolades.

The human component between ideologies. Well worth the rental ob Sie Deutsch sprechen order don’t mind subtitles.

Barbara (Subtitled)
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2013

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