The Lives of Others (2006)

8.38 / Rated by 8 people

137 min.
Plot  In 1984 East Germany, legendary Stasi Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Mühe), code name HGW XX/7, accepts an assignment from his superiors to spy on the playwright Georg Dreyman (Sebastian Koch), who has previously escaped state scrutiny due to his pro-Communist views and international recognition. Wiesler and his team bug the apartment, set up surveillance equipment in an attic, and begin reporting Dreyman's activities. Shortly after his surveillance begins, Wiesler learns the real reason for why Dreyman has been put under surveillance: the Minister of Culture, Bruno Hempf (Thomas Thieme) covets Dreyman's girlfriend, actress Christa-Maria Sieland (Martina Gedeck), and is trying to eliminate Dreyman as a romantic rival. While Wiesler's superior, Lt. Col. Anton Grubitz (Ulrich Tukur), sees no problem with this, as it is an opportunity for advancement, the idealist Wiesler is skeptical. Minister Hempf coerces Sieland into having sex with him by exploiting her reliance on the state for empl...  


Ulrich Mühe
Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler
Sebastian Koch
Georg Dreyman
Ulrich Tukur
Oberstleutnant Anton Grubitz
Thomas Thieme
Minister Bruno Hempf
Herbert Knaup
Gregor Hessenstein
Bastian Trost
Häftling 227
Werner Daehn
Stasi officer
Hinnerk Schönemann
Joketeller at Stasi

All Titles

Das Leben der Anderen
German Original Title
The Lives of Others
English Title

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