Predict the Oscars!

Predict The Oscars!

Home

Movies

Oscars

Film Making

Other Sites

Login

THE LIVES OF OTHERS

 Grade: A-

 
Ballot
 
Yahoo
Cast and Crew
Yahoo Showtimes
IMDB Movie Info
IMDB Showtimes
 
PTO Movie List

 

General Information

Genre: Art/Foreign, Drama, Thriller and Politics/Religion 
Running Time: 137 min. 
Release Date: 02/09/2007 (Limited) 

MPAA Rating: R for Sexuality/nudity

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics 

 East Berlin, November 1984. Five years before its downfall, the former East-German government ensured its claim to power with a ruthless system of control and surveillance. Party-loyalist Captain Gerd Wiesler hopes to boost his career when given the job of collecting evidence against the playwright Georg Dreyman and his girlfriend, the celebrated theater actress Christa-Maria Sieland. After all, the "operation" is backed by the highest political circles. What he didn't anticipate, however, was that submerging oneself into the world of the target also changes the surveillance agent. The immersion in the lives of others--in love, literature, free thinking and speech--makes Wiesler acutely aware of the meagerness of his own existence and opens to him a completely new way of life which he has ever more trouble resisting. But the system, once started, cannot be stopped. A dangerous game has begun.

Copyright 2021 Predict the Oscars!