A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital. Deeply unhappy with her reassignment and fearful of her co-workers as possible Stasi informants, Barbara stays aloof, especially from the good natured clinic head. She snatches moments with her lover as she secretly prepares to defect one day, but despite her plans, Barbara learns more about her life that sheds light on her dreams and the people around her.
2012. Germany. 105 min. Rated PG-13. Subtitles. Directed by Christian Petzold.