Sunday, 4 November 2012

Worth seeing: Barbara

Earlier this evening, Zero and I saw a film called Barbara. It is a German language film, showing in the UK with English sub-titles. It is very much worth seeing, but on a very limited release, courtesy of Soda Pictures (trailer on this link, too).

Wikepedia description here.

Review from the Independent here.

Review from the Economist here.

The film maintains a tension throughout; there is no scene or dialogue that is without a rationale or a meaning. The striking maintenance of a culture and a medical skill against a background of systemic bullying on the part of a totalitarian regime is a striking testimony to the nature of human freedom. This reaches its final expression in the heroines choice to let another escape to the West in her place.

Well worth seeing.

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