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The Lives of Others

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Before the collapse of the Berlin Wall, East Germany's population was closely monitored by the State Secret Police. Gerd Wiesler, an agent of the Stasi, the East German Secret Police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.
Actors: Kai Ivo Baulitz ,
Kai Ivo Baulitz
Kai Ivo Baulitz 18 August 1971, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Bastian Trost ,
Bastian Trost
Bastian Trost 29 March 1974, Düsseldorf, Germany
Hinnerk Schönemann ,
Hinnerk Schönemann
Hinnerk Schönemann 30 November 1974, Rostock, German Democratic Republic
Ulrich Mühe ,
Ulrich Mühe
Ulrich Mühe 20 June 1953, Grimma, East Germany
Paul Maximilian Schüller ,
Paul Maximilian Schüller
Paul Maximilian Schüller 1999
Hubertus Hartmann ,
Hubertus Hartmann
Hubertus Hartmann 1959, West Berlin, West Germany
Elja-Dusa Kedves ,
Elja-Dusa Kedves
Elja-Dusa Kedves
Werner Daehn ,
Werner Daehn
Werner Daehn 1965, Worms, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Ludwig Blochberger ,
Ludwig Blochberger
Ludwig Blochberger 3 December 1982, Berlin, Germany
Fabian von Klitzing ,
Fabian von Klitzing
Fabian von Klitzing 1956
Marie Gruber ,
Marie Gruber
Marie Gruber 11 June 1955, Wuppertal, Germany
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Genre: Drama Thriller
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck 2 May 1973, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Country: Euro
Release: 2006
IMDb: 8.4
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Duration: 137 min
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Metromix.com
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June 24, 2008

A truly unforgettable movie.
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Orlando Sentinel

March 16, 2007

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's film is a melodrama in a minor key, quietly affecting, quietly chilling, quietly quiet. It captures the drab architecture of totalitarianism, the soul-dead buildings of a soul-dead state.
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Paste Magazine
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June 09, 2008

Although Henckel von Donnersmarck has a number of genuinely good ideas ... the film is marred by redundancy, indecision and clumsiness.
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RogerEbert.com
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March 02, 2007

Watch it, and you may get the feeling it's also watching you.
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City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
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August 24, 2009

If the filmmaker commits a crime, it's in pushing the [Stasi] character's rehabilitation slightly too far--about as much as the weight of a teardrop.
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Daily Telegraph (UK)
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September 26, 2014

Reopens our eyes to the cruelties and soul assassinations that were carried out daily in the name of state socialism.
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Chicago Sun-Times
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September 21, 2007

The Lives of Others is a powerful but quiet film, constructed of hidden thoughts and secret desires.
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Detroit News
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March 02, 2007

A political thriller that's consistently as inventive as it is creepy.
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Suite101.com
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September 19, 2010

Activism proves tough on people who've thrived at their political patrons' blessings, and one character cruelly chooses a path of least resistance when the chips are down. A cataclysmic conclusion depicts political clamps on expression and emotion.
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Houston Chronicle
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March 02, 2007

Its suspense builds on the fragile and nuanced business of emotional rebirth.
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August 05, 2011

The scope is especially impressive given that the movie is about a society obsessively focused on the tiniest of details.
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Detroit Free Press

March 02, 2007

Few would deny that The Lives of Others is true to its self, and in its depiction of human nature -- and human spirit.
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