• The Decomposition of the Soul (2002)

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Release Date: 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 22 min

Plot Summary
Two former prisoners of the East German Secret Police recount the horrific techniques used on them and others when they were prisoners.

Director: Nina Toussaint , Massimo Iannetta

Genres: Documentary

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  • Released simultaneously in the U.S. with Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's Oscar-nominated fictional thriller "The Lives of Others," this chilling 82-minute documentary about three souls destroyed by the Stasi, the notorious secret police of East Germany, puts a cold, factual gloss on what might otherwise be taken for fiction. show more

  • A documentary, thoughtfully made. show more

  • There are touching interviews with a couple of former inmates...The most riveting part of The Decomposition of the Soul is their return to the prison, which was closed in 1989 and turned into a memorial to its victims. show more

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