• 2012
  • Germany
  • 1h 45min
  • Directed by: Christian Petzold
  • Cast: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock
  • UK release: 28 September 2012

East Germany, 1980, and a physician from Berlin has been sent to a country town as punishment by the Stasi. The Winner of Best Director at this year's Berlin Film Festival, Petzold's haunting film depicts a woman trying to survive.

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6 Sep 20124 stars

Slow burning drama set in East Germany with real dramatic weight

Germany’s Best Foreign Language Film contender for next year’s Academy Awards recalls the country’s 2007 winner The Lives of Others inasmuch as it dramatises life lived under the watchful eye of the authorities in East Germany before the wall came down.

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