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Year
2012
Runtime
105 min.
Director
Christian Petzold
Genre
Drama
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
8,714
Checks
870
Favs
53
Dislikes
10
Favs/checks
6.1% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. Neville's avatar

    Neville

    Our tastes for the cinema of pre-1989 East Germany may have been roughened by spy/action fare. This movie delivers almost the direct opposite of those expectations: subtle, detailed and slow-burning, it burns nonetheless. In its own way, it's a high-tension suspense thriller, with a rich moral sense of life and its actualities under continuous clumsy, bureaucratic surveillance and the threat of state violence. 7 years 7 months ago
  2. Andrewski's avatar

    Andrewski

    Understated period drama with very composed cinematography? And in German? Sign me up. Oh, there’s more with the director and lead actor? Ausgezeichnet!

    I enjoyed how sparse this was, and how that helped to focus on the tension, simmering beneath the surface, lurking behind every corner. The character of Barbara and her actions and choices are at the forefront, and it’s moving to see where things land as you discover her backstory.
    5 months 2 weeks ago
  3. neocowboy's avatar

    neocowboy

    Sadly a little too predictable to be rewarding. 6 years 11 months ago
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