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Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

In East Germany in 1980, as punishment for filing a request to move to West Germany, Barbara has been forced by the Stasi to leave her prestigious job in Berlin and move to a small hospital in a rural backwater. Monitored constantly by the Stasi, Barbara makes plans for her escape and trusts no-one. She believes her kindly boss Reiser to be a Stasi informant, but the two form a bond as they treat a young woman admitted to the hospital with meningitis, and Barbara begins to reassess her priorities.

Last on

Sun 2 Mar 2014 22:00 BBC Four

Credits

Barbara
Nina Hoss
Andre
Ronald Zehrfeld
Klaus Schutz
Rainer Bock
Stella
Jasna Fritzi Bauer
Schulze
Christina Hecke
Jorg
Mark Waschke
Gerhard
Peter Benedict
Director
Christian Petzold
Writer
Christian Petzold
Writer
Harun Farocki

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