The latest feature from Christian Petzold (Yella, Jerichow) is a simmering, impeccably crafted Cold War thriller starring the gifted Nina Hossin her fifth lead role for the directoras a woman torn between the irreconcilable needs of desire and survival.East Germany, 1980. Barbara Wolff is a 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. As her lover from the West carefully plots her escape, Barbara waits patiently and avoids friendships with her colleaguesexcept for Andre (Ronald Zehrfeld) the hospitals head physician, who is warmly attentive to her. But even as she finds herself falling for him, Barbara still cannot be sure that Andre is not a spy. As her defensive wall slowly starts to crumble, she is eventually forced to make a profound decision about her future.
CAST: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke, Claudia Geisler, Peter Weiss
DIRECTOR: Christian Petzold