The Lives of Others

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama Thriller
  • Release year: 2006
  • Running time: 137 min
This critically-acclaimed, Oscar®-winning film (Best Foreign Language Film, 2006) is the erotic, emotionally-charged experience Lisa Schwarzbaum (Entertainment Weekly) calls "a nail-biter of a thriller!" Before the collapse of the Berlin Wall, East... read more
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This critically-acclaimed, Oscar®-winning film (Best Foreign Language Film, 2006) is the erotic, emotionally-charged experience Lisa Schwarzbaum (Entertainment Weekly) calls "a nail-biter of a thriller!" Before the collapse of the Berlin Wall, East Germany's population was closely monitored by the State Secret Police (Stasi). Only a few citizens above suspicion, like renowned pro-Socialist playwright Georg Dreyman, were permitted to lead private lives. But when a corrupt government official falls for Georg's stunning actress-girlfriend, Christa, an ambitious Stasi policeman is ordered to bug the writer's apartment to gain incriminating evidence against the rival. Now, what the officer discovers is about to dramatically change their lives - as well as his - in this seductive political thriller Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) proclaims is "the best kind of movie: one you can't get out of your head."

Original Release

03/23/2006

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Cast

Martina Gedeck Christa-Maria Sieland
Ulrich Muhe Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler
Sebastian Koch Georg Dreyman
Ulrich Tukur Oberstleutnant Anton Grubitz
Thomas Thieme Minister Bruno Hempf
Hans-Uwe Bauer Paul Hauser
Volkmar Kleinert Albert Jerska
Matthias Brenner Karl Wallner
Bastian Trost Häftling 227
Charly Hubner Udo
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Writers

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Cast

Martina Gedeck Christa-Maria Sieland
Ulrich Muhe Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler
Sebastian Koch Georg Dreyman
Ulrich Tukur Oberstleutnant Anton Grubitz
Thomas Thieme Minister Bruno Hempf
Hans-Uwe Bauer Paul Hauser
Volkmar Kleinert Albert Jerska
Matthias Brenner Karl Wallner
Bastian Trost Häftling 227
Charly Hubner Udo
Herbert Knaup Gregor Hessenstein
Marie Gruber Frau Meineke
Hinnerk Schönemann Unterleutnant Axel Stigler
Thomas Arnold Nowack
Ludwig Blochberger Benedikt Lehmann
Volker Michalowski Schriftexperte (as Zack Volker Michalowski)
Werner Daehn Einsatzleiter in Uniform
Martin Brambach Einsatzleiter Meyer
Hubertus Hartmann Egon Schwalber
Paul Faßnacht Onkel Frank Hauser

Producers

Editors

Patricia Rommel

2007 Oscar Best Foreign Language Film of the Year Won
2007 Golden Globe Best Foreign Language Film Nominated
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