• Jason Ooi

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jason Ooi 27 Jul, 2015

    Our protagonist in The Lives of Others is Gerd Wieler, a high ranking member of the Stasi secret police. His skills include wiring the apartments of iconoclasts, interrogating enemies of the state, and defending the general ideals of socialism.

    His newest assignment is a piece of cake: a playwright and his actress girlfriend, who, despite being open advocates of the government, see their loyalties under scrutiny. With cold and skillful proficiency, he wires and bugs the artist’s home.

    And so…


  • Frederick Parra

    ★★★½ Watched by Frederick Parra 15 Jul, 2015

    La primera parte es aburrida y un tanto lenta, debido a la forma en que se va armando todo.

    Luego se convierte en un thriller bastante interesante, con actuaciones sólidas y que sabe meter el suspenso en los momentos claves, utilizando el trasfondo político de la férrea Stasi de la Alemania Oriental, quizás la policía política más efectiva que ha existido en la historia.

    Bastante loable para ser el primer largometraje de Henckel von Donnersmarck.


  • Craig Dawson

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Craig Dawson 09 Jul, 2015

    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.

    My 150th film of 2015, so I had to make it a good one. TLOO is a great exploration through the lives of 3 major characters of how the Stasi in East Germany kept it's citizens living in fear. I really like this film, at times it does slip into melodrama but the story…


  • Gnske

    ★★★★ Watched by Gnske 11 Jul, 2015

    Its good and if I was smart or payed enough attention I would have something just as good to say.


  • Rosp

    ★★★½ Added by Rosp

    Nota = 7


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Sigmataf

    ★★½ Added by Sigmataf

    γιατί και οι ρουφιάνοι έχουν ψυχούλα κυρ στέφανε.


  • papa_herzog

    ★★★★ Added by papa_herzog

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


  • panvaneer

    ★★★½ Watched by panvaneer 15 Apr, 2007

    A touchingly melancholy examination of the cold war.


  • 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."


  • 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...