Das Leben der Anderen / The Lives of Others

TitleDas Leben der Anderen / The Lives of Others
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2006
Authorsvon Donnersmarck, Florian Henckel
Running Time137 minutes
Date Released03/2006
DistributorBuena Vista International, Sony Pictures Classics
CountryGermany, United States
Publication LanguageGerman

This internationally acclaimed and Oscar winning film explores corruption and the surveillance state of East Germany in the mid-1980s. CaptainĀ Gerd Wiesler of the secret service (Stasi) spies on a famous playwright and his girlfriend but becomes disillusioned when he learns the operation is to satisfy the personal desires of the Minister of Culture. Wiesler then works to hide the playwright's subversive activities, costing him his position in the Stasi.

Original PublicationDas Leben der Anderen
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