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The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) (2006)

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Klaus Münster Klaus Münster
Erich Mielke
Charlene Beck Charlene Beck
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Sheri Hagen Sheri Hagen
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Lives of Others.

10 years, 10 months ago at Dec 20 21:05
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''To think people like you once ruled our country...''

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Martina Gedeck: Christa-Maria Sieland

Ulrich Mühe: Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler

Sebastian Koch: Georg Dreyman

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13 years, 2 months ago at Aug 26 2:07
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Early 1980s: the successful dramatist Georg Dreyman (Sebastian Koch) and his longtime companion and actress Christa-Maria Sieland (Martina Gedeck) are big intellectual stars in the socialist state. Minister of Culture Bruno Hempf becomes interested in Christa-Maria, and soon enough, secret service agent Wiesler (Ulrich Muhe) must listen to Sieland and Dreymann's daily life, which gradually seems t... read more

Engrossing political thriller!

12 years, 3 months ago at Jul 22 11:50
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"An innocent prisoner will become more angry by the hour due to the injustice suffered. He will shout and rage. A guilty prisoner becomes more calm and quiet. Or he cries. He knows he's there for a reason. The best way to establish guilt or innocence is non-stop interrogation."

The Lives of Others is an enthralling, provocative German thriller that accurately captures a truly horrif... read more
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Description: East Berlin, November 1984. Five years before its downfall, the former East-German government ensured its claim to power with a ruthless system of control and surveillance. Party-loyalist Captain Gerd Wiesler hopes to boost his career when given the job of collecting evidence against the playwright Georg Dreyman and his girlfriend, the celebrated theater actress Christa-Maria Sieland. After all, the "operation" is backed by the highest political circles. What he didn't anticipate, however, was that submerging oneself into the world of the target also changes the surveillance agent. The immersion in the lives of others- ... (more)
Release date: 23 March 2006
Tags: Drama (32), German (30), Germany (21), 2006 (15), 2000s (14), Political (14), Cold War (13), Berlin (10), East Germany (9), History (9), Oscar (8), Secret Police (7), Prostitute (7), Suicide (6), Politics (6), Communism (6), Ddr (6), Surveillance (5), Gdr (4), Oscar Winner (4)
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