• Sarfaraz Abbasi

    ★★★★½ Added by Sarfaraz Abbasi

    Das Leben Der Anderen (The Lives Of Others) an Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Language Film category (and I believe it deserved it).

    Films like 'The Lives of Others' make me love watching movies. It has great influence of its own in portraying how powerful agencies could be who (they) penetrate deep into anyone's life. The Character of 'Wiesler' (played by late Ulrich Muhe) who becomes subtle in his managing the surveillance of 'George Dreyman' (played by Sebastian Kotch). Wiesler's way…

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  • anne_f_

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by anne_f_ 27 Jun, 2015

    Das Leben der Anderen
    Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Mühe ) is an experienced officer in the Stasi, who is to investigate the life of playwright Georg Dreymann (Sebastian Koch). Dreymann is much feted by East German politicians, but his girlfriend Christa-Maria (Martina Gedeck) has been forced into an affair with the Minister of Culture (Thomas Thieme) who wants Dreymann out of the way. As Wiesler listens in to Dreymann's bugged apartment events spiral out of control for all of them in…

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  • Sigmataf

    ★★½ Added by Sigmataf

    γιατί και οι ρουφιάνοι έχουν ψυχούλα κυρ στέφανε.

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  • papa_herzog

    ★★★★ Added by papa_herzog

    Really enjoyed this one, always glad to see films about eras of history that are rarely discussed.

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  • panvaneer

    ★★★½ Watched by panvaneer 15 Apr, 2007

    A touchingly melancholy examination of the cold war.

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  • ZoeZDean

    ★★★★★ Watched by ZoeZDean 07 Jun, 2015

    Intelligent, quiet, and surprisingly warm, this subtle and perfectly-acted story of people somehow being human in a system designed to eliminate humanity is, in the way of most of the best stories, both tragic and uplifting. People cannot be counted upon to be good, but this film shows that they also cannot be counted upon to be awful, and that really is something remarkable. Also: "No, it's for me."

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  • Mads Dahl Mølgaard Madsen

    ★★½ Added by Mads Dahl Mølgaard Madsen

    Jeg husker denne film som en skuffende oplevelse. Dette kan imidlertid skyldes, at jeg så filmen med tyske undertekster i undervisnings øjemed, og at jeg forstod for lidt af handlingen. Formentligt vil filmen score en højere karakter ved gensyn, så ja, lad ikke denne anmeldelse og karaktergivning skræmme dig væk fra filmen. For mig er den dog foreløbig en "meh"-oplevelse...

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  • K. R. C.

    ★★★★★ Watched by K. R. C. 07 Jun, 2015 1

    Bought this after only having watched it once a few years ago. Knew it'd be a 5/5, and was pleased to find it lived up to it on my rewatch. Basically, German Kevin Spacey is a Stasi officer for East Germany in charge of surveillance of a writer and writer's actress girlfriend.

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  • Antonio Sánchez

    ★★★★★ Watched by Antonio Sánchez 30 May, 2015

    Un thriller cocinado a fuego lento que retrata de una manera sutil y conmovedora la labor de un espía de la Stasi durante los últimos años de la RDA. Además tiene la gran virtud de ser una de las mejores películas que hayan visto la luz del continente europeo por encima de todo por su guión impecable y sus soberbias actuaciones. Una de las mejores películas de los últimos años que dejará huella en lo más hondo de quien la disfrute.

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  • Peter Green

    ★★★★★ Added by Peter Green

    Recommended.

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  • Joseph Brown

    ★★★★ Watched by Joseph Brown 24 May, 2015

    Great classic storytelling. Terrific drama, easy to recommend.

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  • Hayley Woodward

    ★★★★ Added by Hayley Woodward

    This film captures the bleakness of East German life through the eyes of a Stasi officer. Genuinely emotional and heartbreaking, I sometimes found the score repetitive and the drama a bit overdone at a few moments. Beautiful otherwise.

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