In 1980s East Germany, Barbara is a Berlin doctor banished to a country medical clinic for applying for an exit visa. Deeply unhappy with her reassignment and fearful of her co-workers as possible Stasi informants, Barbara stays aloof, especially from the good natured clinic head, Andre. Instead, Barbara snatches moments with her lover as she secretly prepares to defect one day. Despite her plans, Barbara learns more about her life that puts her desires and the people around her in a new light. With her changing perspective, Barbara finds herself facing a painful moral dilemma that forces her to choose what she values. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
Anyone who loves "The Lives of Others" should see this.
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Germany's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more
When André and Barbara are bike-riding, they have a break and André suggests a ride to the beach. The relative positions of André and Barbara on the bike path vary depending whether the shot is from behind André's position or from in front of Barbara. See more
Doctor Wolff will be working with us. She is from Berlin... from the Charite Hospital, and has decided...
We have introduced ourselves.
Performed by Dresdner Tanzsinfoniker
Composed by Günter Hörig See more