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.
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
Anyone who loves "The Lives of Others" should see this.
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Did You Know?
Barbara listens to a radio program discussing Wilhelm Furtwängler. Furtwangler was a German conductor, considered to be one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th century. See more
Andre hands Barbara a cup of coffee, which she promptly drops. You see the shattered pieces of the cup on the floor, but no coffee. See more
Doctor Wolff will be working with us. She is from Berlin... from the Charite Hospital, and has decided...
We have introduced ourselves.
Lyrics by Matthias Claudius
and music by 'Johann Abraham Peter Schulz'
Performed by Jasna Fritzi Bauer
(Stella). See more