Barbara

Barbara

Deutschland 2011/2012, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Summer in the GDR in 1980. Barbara, a doctor, has submitted an application to emigrate to the West. She is punished by being posted away from the capital to a hospital in a small town. Jörg, her lover in the West, is busy planning her escape via the Baltic Sea. It’s a waiting game for Barbara. Her new flat, the neighbours, summer and the countryside no longer hold any charms for her. Although she is attentive to her young patients in the department for paediatric surgery under her new boss, André, she is deliberately cool to her colleagues. Her life, she thinks, will begin later.

André confuses her. First there’s his unshakable faith in her professional abilities, then there’s way he cares, and his winning smile. What makes him cover up for her when she helps Stella, a young runaway? Is he spying on her? Is he in love? Barbara begins to lose her grip on herself, her plans and her heart. The day of her planned escape approaches.

After "Gespenster" (2005) and "Yella" (2007) this marks Christian Petzold’s third outing in the Berlinale’s Competition programme. His new work once again centres on a woman who seems to drift through life like a phantom. Hers is a life in which the fear of surveillance seems to be firmly embedded in all interpersonal relationships.

Source: 62. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Christian Petzold
Screenplay:Christian Petzold
Director of photography:Hans Fromm, Pascal Schmit (Zusatz)
Editing:Bettina Böhler
Music:Stefan Will
  
Cast: 
Nina HossBarbara
Ronald ZehrfeldAndre
Rainer BockKlaus Schütz
Christina HeckeAssistenzärztin Schulze
Claudia GeislerStationsschwester Schlösser
Peter WeissMedizinstudent
Carolin HauptMedizinstudentiin
Deniz PetzoldAngelo
Rosa EnskatHausmeisterin Bungert
Jasna Fritzi BauerStella
Peer-Uwe TeskaKellner im Ausflugslokal
Elisabeth LehmannJunge Kellnerin
Mark WaschkeJörg
Peter BenedictGerhard
Thomas NeumannRentner am Auto
Anette DaugardtMitarbeiterin Schütz
Thomas BadingKlavierstimmer
Susanne BormannSteffi
Jannik SchümannMario
Alicia von RittbergAngie
Selin Barbara PetzoldMaria
Jean ParschelMitarbeiter Schütz
Christoph KrixAndrés Nachbar
Kirsten BlockFriedl Schütz
Irene RindjeFriedls Schwester
  
Production company:Schramm Film Koerner & Weber (Berlin)
Producer:Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber

All Credits

Director:Christian Petzold
Assistant director:Ires Jung
Script supervisor:Frédéric Moriette
Screenplay:Christian Petzold
Co-author:Harun Farocki
Director of photography:Hans Fromm, Pascal Schmit (Zusatz)
Assistant camera:Florian Trautwein
Clapper loader:Matthias Börner
Steadycam operator:Matthias Biber
Still photography:Christian Schulz
Lighting design:Christoph Dehmel-Osterloh
Gaffer:Matthias Bode
Key grip:Carsten Scharrmann
Set dresser:Bettina Saul
Set design:Kade Gruber (Szenenbild), Nina Strathmann (Graphic Artist)
Property master:Andreas Horstmann
Stand-by props:Jutta Lilli Erasin
Construction manager:Tobias Bergner
Make-up artist:Barbara Kreuzer, Alexandra Lebedynski
Costume design:Anette Guther
Editing:Bettina Böhler
Sound editor:Jochen Jezussek
Sound design:Dominik Schleier
Sound:Andreas Mücke-Niesytka, Dominik Schleier
Sound assistant:Martin Ehlers
Foley artist:Carsten Richter
Audio mixing:Martin Steyer
Stunts:Lutz Heyden
Casting:Simone Bär
Music:Stefan Will
Music consultant:Charlotte Goltermann, Tina Funk
  
Cast: 
Nina HossBarbara
Ronald ZehrfeldAndre
Rainer BockKlaus Schütz
Christina HeckeAssistenzärztin Schulze
Claudia GeislerStationsschwester Schlösser
Peter WeissMedizinstudent
Carolin HauptMedizinstudentiin
Deniz PetzoldAngelo
Rosa EnskatHausmeisterin Bungert
Jasna Fritzi BauerStella
Peer-Uwe TeskaKellner im Ausflugslokal
Elisabeth LehmannJunge Kellnerin
Mark WaschkeJörg
Peter BenedictGerhard
Thomas NeumannRentner am Auto
Anette DaugardtMitarbeiterin Schütz
Thomas BadingKlavierstimmer
Susanne BormannSteffi
Jannik SchümannMario
Alicia von RittbergAngie
Selin Barbara PetzoldMaria
Jean ParschelMitarbeiter Schütz
Christoph KrixAndrés Nachbar
Kirsten BlockFriedl Schütz
Irene RindjeFriedls Schwester
  
Production company:Schramm Film Koerner & Weber (Berlin)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
Producer (TV):Caroline von Senden (ZDF), Andreas Schreitmüller (Arte), Anne Even (Arte)
Line producer:Michael Weber
Unit production manager:Dorissa Berninger
Location manager:Matthias Ruppelt, Michael Segebarth (Motiv), Levke Palm (Set)
Post-production:David Steinberger (Koordination)
Shoot:16.08.2011-07.10.2011: Brandenburg, Ortsteil Kirchmöser und Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Original distributor:Piffl Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam)
Length:2965 m, 108 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 20.02.2012, 131784, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 08.03.2012

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Barbara

Versions

Original

Length:2965 m, 108 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 20.02.2012, 131784, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 08.03.2012
 

Awards

Filmkunstmesse Leipzig 2012
Gilde-Filmpreis, Bester deutscher Spielfilm
 
Deutscher Filmpreis 2012
Lola in Silber, Bester Spielfilm
 
IFF, Berlin 2012
Silberner Bär, Beste Regie