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Germany’s Oscar hopeful: Barbara

Germany’s Oscar hopeful: Barbara

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Germany’s official 2013 Foreign Language Film submission, directed by Christian Petzold, summarized by Alt Film Guide. Starring Nina Hoss, the political/romantic drama Barbara earned Petzold the Silver Bear for Best Director at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Additionally, Barbara received seven nominations for the Lolas, the German Academy Awards, eventually winning the runner-up trophy for Best Film… Set in 1980s East Germany, Barbara tells the story of a doctor (Hoss)…

Foreign Language Film Submission: Germany, ‘Die Fremde’

Foreign Language Film Submission: Germany, ‘Die Fremde’

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Dominik tips us to Germany’s announcement of its choice for Oscar submission, Die Fremde (When We Leave). Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation. (Low-quality video with sketchy hand-made English subs, after the cut.)