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The Lives of Others
Academy Award® Winner
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--in love, literature, free thinking and speech--makes Wiesler acutely aware of the meagerness of his own existence and opens to him a completely new way of life which he has ever more trouble resisting. But the system, once started, cannot be stopped. A dangerous game has begun.


Starring Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Thomas Thieme

Directed by Florian Henckel-Donnersmarck

Running Time - 2:17
Genre - Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, February 9th, 2007

Academy Award® Winner for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Limited release in NY/LA on 2/9/2007

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Academy Award® Winner for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Limited release in NY/LA on 2/9/2007


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