The film opens in east berlin in 1984 with a sequence that alternates scenes from an interrogation with scenes from a training class for aspiring officers of the stasi, or secret police. The lives of others won the 2006 academy award for best foreign language film. The film had earlier won seven deutscher filmpreis awardsincluding those for best film, best director, best screenplay, best actor, and best supporting actorafter setting a new record. Sony pictures classics presents the lives of others. Before the fall of the berlin wall, east germanys secret police listened to your secrets a tragic love story set in east berlin with the backdrop of an undercover stasi controlled culture. Outstanding feature film bester spielfilm quirin berg.
Martina gedeck, ulrich muhe, sebastian koch, ulrich tukur, thomas thieme, hansuwe bauer, volkmar kleinert, matthias brenner director. Five years before its downfall, the former eastgerman government ensured its claim to power with a ruthless system of control and surveillance. The lives of others 2006 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. It stars ulrich muhe as stasi captain gerd wiesler, ulrich tukur as his superior anton grubitz, sebastian koch as the. Stasi captain wieler is ordered to follow author dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the system. Dec 04, 2015 the 2006 german drama film the lives of others german.
This powerpoint gives some basic facts and statistics about the gdr and the role of the stasi, before going on to summarize briefly the events in the film. With ulrich muhe, martina gedeck, sebastian koch, ulrich tukur. A tragic love story set in east berlin with the backdrop of an undercover stasi controlled culture. In 1984 east berlin, an agent of the secret police. The lives of others english subbed 1 of 2german movie 1 0f 2 german movie by. Trust full movie suzan marie ghaleb, danny elacci, chelsea bennett duration. See more ideas about the lives of others, film and i movie.
Unlike more traditional spy films, the lives of others doesnt sacrifice. The lives of others germany 79th academy awards best foreign movie winner 2007 trailer. Was unmoglich scheint bis vor kurzem ist jetzt aus offiziellen quellen wunschenswert. Feb 09, 2010 the lives of others germany 79th academy awards best foreign movie winner 2007 trailer. 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. Ulrich muhe, martina gedeck, sebastian koch, ulrich turkur, thomas thieme. The film had earlier won seven deutscher filmpreis awardsincluding those for best film, best director, best screenplay, best actor, and best supporting actorafter setting a new record with 11 nominations. You may have to click the subtitle button on your remote control to turn on english subtitles. Film study guide for asalevel german film and literature guides by geoff brammall kindle. The lives of others is about a stasi man who shows a little mercy. Wieslers gradual transition from loyal drone to actual human being is where the film is most powerful. The real reason i went to to find the screenplay, though, was because i wanted to have the written script to use to study. Partyloyalist 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. I think this is the first german movie which shows this system as it used to be which has been confirmed by several.
A man who has devoted his life to ferreting out dangerous characters is thrown into a quandary when he investigates a man who poses no threat in this drama, the first feature from german. It is powerful in way that hollywood hasnt managed to produce in a very long time. The lives of others is at once a political thriller and a human drama. The lives of others subtitles english 34 subtitles. The plot is about the monitoring of east berlin residents by agents of the stasi, east germanys secret police. The lives of others 2006 directed by florian henckel. This clip shows the bugging, or wiring of dreymanns apartment. The 2006 german drama film the lives of others german.1024 403 607 1190 255 1453 83 221 653 996 385 276 66 846 666 962 1376 1315 399 1353 1386 332 1213 739 789 811 945 1385 535 237 825 327 1105 1049 1301 1080 1230 1038