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German Doctor: Characters Struggle and Friday November

german doctor: Opens Friday November 9 . See listing, according to NOW Magazine. Rating NNNNChristian Petzold has become known for gripping films in which characters struggle over their identities and allegiances. Subtitled. In Barbara, an East German doctor has to decide whether to take the risk of crossing the border to the west. These films have stories that power along in ways that make the tensions palpable. In Phoenix, Holocaust survivor Nelly, post-plastic-surgery to her face, returns to confront the husband who turned her in to the Nazis, not sure whether she wants to be recognized. ( As reported in the news.