The Lives Of Others

2006, Movie, R, 137 mins

The Lives Of Others
Nominated for the 2006 Academy Award for best foreign-language film, writer-director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's feature debut is a tense and tightly plotted fictional thriller is based on real tactics used by the Stasi — East Germany's secret police force — to spy on and interrogate their own citizens.

East Berlin, 1984: Captain Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Muhe) is only one of the estimated 100,000 agents employed by the Ministry for State Security, a group dedicated to crushing dissident thought, speech and behavior among the enemies of socialism wherever they may lurk. But by all accounts he's the perfect Stasi agent — utterly devoted to serving as the "s...

Released: 2006 Rated: R Length: 137 mins

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