• The Lives of Others (2007)

The Lives of Others

Release Date: February 9th, 2007

R |2 hr 17 min

Plot Summary

In 1983 East Berlin, dedicated Stasi officer Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Mühe), doubting that a famous playwright (Sebastian Koch) is loyal to the Communist Party, receives approval to spy on the man and his actress-lover Christa-Maria (Martina Gedeck). Wiesler becomes unexpectedly sympathetic to the couple, then faces conflicting loyalties when his superior takes a liking to Christa-Maria and orders Wiesler to get the playwright out of the way.

Cast: Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Thomas Thieme, Hans-Uwe Bauer, Herbert Knaup, Volkmar Kleinert

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Genres: Historical drama

Keywords: 1980s, Dark, Emotional, Quest, Rivalry, Love, Tense

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Winner Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Winner Foreign Language Film
Winner Best Foreign Film
Guldbagge Award (2007)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)