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Must-See: German Oscar Entry 'Barbara,' Starring Nina Hoss, One of 2012's Best, Hits DVD and Blu-Ray

"Barbara," Germany's haunting 2012 Oscar entry, is Christian Petzold's fifth collaboration with luminous actress Nina Hoss. She plays an intrepid East Berlin doctor in 1980 who has been sent to the boonies as punishment for wanting to leave the country. I put the film on my ten best list; so did both NY Times film critics, Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott. The film had its US premiere at the New York Film Festival in 2012, followed by a theatrical release by Adopt Films, which is releasing "Barbara" via Kino Lorber on Blu-ray and DVD on November 12th.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 14, 2013 1:12 PM
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