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86
Based on 22 Critics
critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • The movie examines the possibility of maintaining one's humanity in a truly oppressive society. show more

  • A slow-burning Cold War drama that will reward patient viewers with its ultimate emotional payoff. show more

  • 90
    NPR

    It's a movie that works its magic slowly, and on multiple levels; it's a historical drama, a mystery and a love story. And Hoss' performance is simply one of the finest of the year. show more

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  • March 09, 2013 thevisitor967
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    This is an excellent film! I loved the acting, directing, writing and especially the cinematography. Barbara reminded me of the foreign films that they used to make during the 70s and 80s. In other words, this is not a political film like The Prophet or No. This is a character-driven film.

  • January 21, 2013 noreng@aol.com
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    Well acted film showing what life was like in the oppressive society of communist East Germany. Much of the film is without dialogue and it helps if you know omething of the incessant surveillance under this regime. Nina Hoss is superb and beautiful and the entire cast is brilliant. See this film!

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