The Lives Of Others

The Lives Of Others

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Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film. At once a political thriller and human drama, The Lives of Others begins in East Berlin in 1984 - five years before Glasnost and the fall of the Berlin Wall and ultimately takes us to 1991, in what is now the reunited Germany. Traces the gradual disillusionment of Captain Gerd Wiesler, a highly skilled officer who works for the Stasi, East Germany's all-powerful secret police.

200795 minsGermanyGerman with English subtitles
Drama

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The Lives Of Others | Awards

Award Winner
Best Foreign Film at the BAFTA Awards 2008 and Academy Awards 2007.

The Lives Of Others | Reviews

Village Voice

Village Voice

A compelling thriller but an unsatisfying character drama...

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Variety

Variety

Superbly cast drama… that looks to be a solid upscale attraction wherever the special chemistry of good writing and performances is appreciated...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

A great film, the best I've seen since Terrence Malick's "The New World," and far and away the richest and most brilliantly acted picture to be released this Oscar season...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

While much of it may recall Coppola's masterwork 'The Conversation', this film's dramatic lineage goes back much further. For once, the overused word masterpiece seems almost inadequate...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Starts out dark and challenging then comes to a startlingly satisfying and warmly human conclusion that lingers long after the curtain has come down...

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Film Threat

Film Threat

von Donnersmarck creates a milieu so realistic that the attention-worthy setting becomes just a backdrop, while an intricate tale, as suspenseful as it is humanistic, takes over...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Already f?ted, von Donnersmarck’s debut sets a closely focused, personal story against a more expansive backdrop of politics and power games -- a moving, enlightening tale of recent times...

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The Lives Of Others | Release Details

The Lives Of Others is available to stream in Australia now on SBS On Demand.