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The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)

Rating:R (for some sexuality/nudity)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:February 9, 2007
Running time:137 minutes
Cast:Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Thomas Thieme
Director:Florian Henckel-Donnersmarck
Producer:Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann
Writer:Florian Henckel-Donnersmarck
Distributor:Sony Pictures Classics

Web Site: http://www.thelivesofothers.com/

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--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.

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