The Lives of Others (2006) - Trailer
Genres: Thriller, Drama
Cast: Thomas Arnold, Martin Brambach, Philipp Kewenig, Marie Gruber, Hubertus Hartmann, Jens Wassermann, Anabelle D. Munro, Hinnerk Schönemann, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Ulrich Tukur, Paul Faßnacht, Manfred Ludwig Sextett, Volker Michalowski, Ludwig Blochberger, Kai Ivo Baulitz, Herbert Knaup, Paul Maximilian Schüller, Ralf Ehrlich, Martina Gedeck, Susanna Kraus, Klaus Münster, Ulrich Mühe, Gabi Fleming, Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch, Michael Gerber, Charly Hübner, Thomas Thieme, Fabian von Klitzing, Hinnerk Schönemann
Director(s): Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Trailer: The Lives of Others (2006)
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.
In Theaters:13 April 2007 (UK)
The horrifying, sometimes unintentionally funny system of observation in the former East Germany. In the early 1980s, the successful dramatist Georg Dreyman and his longtime companion Christa-Maria Sieland, a popular actress, are big intellectual stars in the socialist state, although they secretly don't always think loyal to the party line. One day, the Minister of Culture becomes interested in Christa, so the secret service agent Wiesler is instructed to observe and sound out the couple, but their life fascinates him more and more...
Director:Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Cast:Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch via FilmTrailersChannel
Synopsis:Gerd Wiesler is an officer with the Stasi, the East German secret police. The film begins in 1984 when Wiesler attends a play written by Georg Dreyman, who is considered by many to be the ultimate example of the loyal citizen. Wiesler has a gut feeling that Dreyman can't be as ideal as he seems, and believes surveillance is called for. The Minister of Culture agrees but only later does Wiesler learn that the Minister sees Dreyman as a rival and lusts after his partner Christa-Maria. The more time he spends listening in on them, the more he comes to care about them. The once rigid Stasi officer begins to intervene in their lives, in a positive way, protecting them whenever possible. Eventually, Wiesler's activities catch up to him and while there is no proof of wrongdoing, he finds himself in menial jobs - until the unbelievable happens.