The Europe Loves - Lives of Others

Dir: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck



137 mins



Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch

Winner of the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

The Lives of Others is a precise and gripping drama about the much feared secret service of communist East Germany, the Stasi, and their ruthless system of surveillance, terror, coercion and control.

When a high-ranking politician cannot keep his eyes off a celebrated stage actress (Martina Gedeck), State Security Captain Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Műhe) is briefed to set up strict surveillance on her boyfriend, famous theatre director Georg Dreyman (Sebastian Koch). As he watches the couple, loyal Stasi man Wiesler finds himself increasingly drawn into their lives…

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