Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Christian Petzold
Production: Adopt Films
  10 wins & 22 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

Is that hen'!


She won'! be even one second too early.

She's like that.

What is she like?

If she were six,

you'd say she's sulky.

Is she alone here?

Her incarceration

disintegrated her circle oi friends.

Doctor Wolff will be working with us.

She is from Berlin...

from the Charite Hospital,

and has decided...

We have introduced ourselves.

Good, we will continue

with the ankle fracture.

The swelling has subsided entirely.

We'll remove the drains.

Let's have a look at the leg.

It looks great.

You'll soon be playing football again.

You're midfield?


On the right.

So this is the leg you shoot with.

Can you shoot with your left?

Not well.

It's only to stop me falling over.

Your trainer told you that, right?

I'll have to speak to him

- Why'?

Your opponent will know at once

you have to move right to cross.

That's it.

You were brave.

You scared the little one

by making that grimace.

He tensed up and it hurl him far more.

I'm sorry

Sorry, but he'll have known

you were trying to distract him

In any case,

he'll still be shooting with his right

Bon appetit.

- Bon appetit

Bon appetit.

- Bon appetit

That's Benin.

- No kidding!

I can give you a ride.

I've often waited here.

It can take ages.


Well, do you like it?

The work, the ward.

It's only my first day.

You shouldn't be so separate.

People here are sensitive:

Benin, the Charite, the capital.

They quickly feel outclassed.

Is that why you said 'separate'?

So as not to sound second class?

You should have asked me

at the crossroad.

This is the right road.

What should I have asked you?

Where I live.

But you already know.

And why I came to the provinces.

But you know that, too.

Don'! act astonished.

They spoke to you.

You're groomed.

And here's where I separate.

Stop here, please!

Till tomorrow.

Hello, I'm Mrs Bungert.

I have to show you the cellar.

Can it not wait till tomorrow?

I don'! have time tomorrow.

Right this instant?

One moment.

It's time to order now.

At least one tonne.

A tonne and a half.

You like having a bath.

Thursday is your tum to do the stairs.

- You said.

With water. But not in winter

Of horrific character.

Magic, demons, profundity and joy...


Furtwangler unique interpretation.

I had the impression I was hearing

the overture for the first time.

Let me go.

- Calm down!

Pull yourself together!

So... Cool it!

Let her go!

They'll lei go of you now.


can you try to sit up.


can you do this?

Try it.

All right.

Damn it.

I'll be right back, things will be fine.


From tics?


Did you find the marks?

She hid in the fields for six days.

In an area full of tics.

It's in the file.

I normally read them all.

I just thought...

We'll have to do a lumbar puncture.

Curl up.

Right UP-

That's it.

This will hurl terribly,

but you'll be fine.

It's this girl's fourth stay

and each time...


- What?

The girl is called Stella.

Yes, Stella's been here four times,

each time she was faking

because she didn't want to work.

Can we talk about it tomorrow?

I have to go.

I can give you a ride.

I've got a bike.

See you tomorrow.

This shouldn't actually occur.


Can't you read?

You'll be shown to your table.

Can I use the toilet?

- End of the corridor, on the left.

Excuse me, where are the toilets?

In the front.


Sh*t, the sodding boat's arriving.

Here, I have to go.

Say, aren't you a doctor?

Does putting your legs up in the air

do any good?

Against varicose veins?

Yes, it's good.

- Is it really good?

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