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The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)

The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)
  • 2006
  • Germany
  • 137 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
  • Written by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
  • Cast: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur
  • Language: German
  • Website: www.sonyclassics.com/thelivesofothers/

Excellent cold war thriller about surveillance and cultural freedom in East Berlin under the Stasi (secret police). A film that manages to be both horrifying and humorous. Highly recommended.

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The Lives Of Others

11 Apr 20074 stars

(12A) 138 mins

The masterful debut feature of writer-director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, The Lives of Others is the first major German film to examine the activities of the Stasi in the former East Germany. Where the likes of Wolfgang Becker’s Good Bye Lenin!

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