Second meetup for Barbara, Hillcrest (Sunday 4:40pm showing)

I can't make the Saturday meetup with our group.  I expect Barbara will have legs to last beyond a couple weeks, but as I'm out of town and have other commmitments for most of three coming weeks; if I want to see this - and I do - I need to see this Sunday to best assure eyes on the prize.  Maybe it'll work for some other Arthouse Movie fans in our San Diego burgherhood.

 

East Germany, 1980. Barbara Wolff (Nina Hoss) is a talented young doctor who has applied for an exit visa from the GDR and, as punishment, has been transferred from her prestigious post in Berlin to a small pediatric hospital in the country. Even though she is constantly aware of the shadowy presence and overwhelming numbers of Stasi officers chronicling her every move, she arrives at her new post having already planned a series of dangerous assignations with her lover, with whom she plans to escape to the West. To Barbara, everyone—except her patients—is suspect as a potential betrayer. One such potential enemy is a young doctor named Andre (Ronald Zehrfeld). Initially rejecting his overtures of friendship, she is perplexed by his talent, his determination, and his sincerity. Will she continue to fall in love with a doctor in whom she sees a kindred spirit, a relationship that might doom her to remain in the East? Barbara is a story of self-sacrifice, freedom and quiet heroism at a time and place when such values are at a premium. Winner of the Silver Bear Award for Best Director (Christian Petzold) at the Berlin International Film Festival. (Fully subtitled).

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  • Tom D.

    I enjoyed the film. Germany is so beautiful.

    March 18, 2013

  • Barbara L.

    was great

    March 17, 2013

  • Stephen

    A good story of people finding their own methods of coping (or controlling) their environment when that environment is East Germany just less than 10 years prior to the fall of the wall. There is less transformation of the apparatchiks than was shown in The Lives of Others, but most of the denizens of this province don't seem to take much notice of their government and its intrusiveness at all. They just flow along and smoke innumerable cigarettes. St Patrick's Day celebrations didn't let us get together at Baby Cakes and discuss over coffee and pastries after our movie.

    March 17, 2013

  • Stephen

    Any late arrivals we're on the left aisle, there are seats directly in front of us.

    March 17, 2013

  • Marci

    Heard this movie is super! See you there!

    March 17, 2013

  • Barbara L.

    I might be late. So don't wait for me if I am not on time.

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Stephen

    It looks like we'll have a respectably sized group this afternoon. See you all at the movie.

    March 17, 2013

  • Marci

    Hi! See you there Sunday!
    Marci

    1 · March 16, 2013

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