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DP/30: Barbara, actor Nina Hoss

Barbara is Germany’s Academy nominee for Best Foreign Language film in 2012.

2 Responses to “DP/30: Barbara, actor Nina Hoss”

  1. prunktanner says:

    Nina a class act, down to earth and special. Hope she can work in U.S. esp. a COHN BROS. project. Thanks for interview ! !

  2. Rob says:

    This wasn’t on my year-end radar, but I caught it last week and it’s a terrific movie. She should be in the Best Actress conversation.

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