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(EN: The Lives of Others) It’s 1984, and Capt. Gerd Wiesler is an agent of the Stasi, the East German Secret Police. Weisler carefully and dispassionately investigates people who might be deemed some sort of threat to the state. Shortly after Weisler’s former classmate, Lt. Col. Grubitz, invites him to a theatrical piece by celebrated East German playwright Georg Dreyman, Minister Bruno Hempf informs Weisler that he suspects Dreyman of political dissidence, and wonders if this renowned patriot is all that he seems to be. As it turns out, Hempf has something of an ulterior motive for trying to pin something on Dreyman. Nevertheless, Grubitz, who is anxious to further his career, appoints Weisler to spy on the gentleman with his help. Weisler plants listening devices in Dreyman’s apartment and begins shadowing the writer. As Weisler monitors Dreyman’s daily life, however, he discovers the writer is one of the few East Germans who genuinely believes in his leaders. Over time, Dreyman’s loyalty shifts away from the East German government, and he anonymously posts an anti-establishment piece in a major newspaper which rouses the fury of government officials. Meanwhile, Weisler becomes deeply emotionally drawn into the lives of Dreyman and Sieland, and becomes something of an anti-establishment figure himself, embracing freedom of thought and expression. #
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(EN: The Lives of Others) It’s 1984, and Capt. Gerd Wiesler is an agent of the Stasi, the East German Secret Police. Weisler carefully and dispassionately investigates people who might be deemed some sort of threat to the state. Shortly after Weisler’s former classmate, Lt. Col. Grubitz, invites him to a theatrical piece by celebrated East German playwright Georg Dreyman, Minister Bruno Hempf informs Weisler that he suspects Dreyman of political dissidence, and wonders if this renowned patriot is all that he seems to be. As it turns out, Hempf has something of an ulterior motive for trying to pin something on Dreyman. Nevertheless, Grubitz, who is anxious to further his career, appoints Weisler to spy on the gentleman with his help. Weisler plants listening devices in Dreyman’s apartment and begins shadowing the writer. As Weisler monitors Dreyman’s daily life, however, he discovers the writer is one of the few East Germans who genuinely believes in his leaders. Over time, Dreyman’s loyalty shifts away from the East German government, and he anonymously posts an anti-establishment piece in a major newspaper which rouses the fury of government officials. Meanwhile, Weisler becomes deeply emotionally drawn into the lives of Dreyman and Sieland, and becomes something of an anti-establishment figure himself, embracing freedom of thought and expression. #

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    One of my absolute favorite movies.
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    YES. This movie was REALLY interesting, absolutely brilliant. We watched it in German in my sixth year of it, and it was...
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    This is a really good film. But personally I prefer “Goodbye Lenin!” This one was just a little bit depressing, by...
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    Love it love it love it
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    This is my favorite movie ever and I don’t even care if people go “oh she’s just saying a foreign film to sound...
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    This.Is.Amazing. WATCH IT!
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    I LOVE THIS FILM.
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    Yes.
  15. allmovingparts said: I just bought this!!
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    This film is amazing! Its one of my top 5 favorite films ever. It sucks that the guy died of cancer not long after...
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