Germany | 2012 | Christian Petzold
Germany’s official entry for this year’s foreign language film Oscar is one of the most gripping and acclaimed movies of 2012, with an overall metacrtic.com rating of 87 out of 100. Nina Hoss, the regular muse of director Christian Petzold (Yella, Jerichow), plays a surgeon in 1980 East Germany who is demoted to a small rural hospital on the Baltic Sea after she expresses a desire to leave the repressive GDR. There, under the watchful eyes of a Stasi spies, she continues to plot her escape. “Terrific…As smart, thoughtful and emotionally involving as just about anything that's out there.” –The L.A. Times.
105 min. 35mm. Subtitles. Cleveland premiere.
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