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The Lives of Others
The Lives of Others
Before the fall of the Berlin Wall, East Germany's Secret Police listened to your secrets


Movie Details

Format: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1

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Member Movie Reviews

George K. from COLCHESTER, CT
Reviewed on 9/7/2013...
What a fine film!

This is about the security state at its worst--without the internet. The East German Stasi (secret police) spy on a playwright, invading his home in every way imaginable, given the technology of 1984.

The flagrant abuse of power and the destruction of individuals is a warning to the citizenry of today's United States.

The movie is in German, with English subtitles, so you will have to pause the player while you trot off to the bathroom or the refrigerator.

1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Stephanie J. from LITTLE ROCK, AR
Reviewed on 12/12/2010...
This is one of the best films I have ever seen about what life was like in East Germany. Told from the perspective of a Stasi agent, we are given a unique view of intimate, everyday interactions that were watched and recorded by a government with the goal to "know everything." What made this movie sweeter for me was to discover that for Ulrich Muhe, who plays the Stasi officer, this was in many ways his story. He went through newly public Stasi files after the reunification of Germany and discovered that he was being watched by the Stasi as a leading actor in East Germany. This is a quiet film, so if you're looking for gunplay, this movie is not for you. But if you're willing to give the time, this movie will quietly win you over as will the young couple that Ulrich's character is assigned to watch.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

How it was on the other side
John Borgoy | NY | 08/02/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A movie you must see if you have read 1984 and are concerned about the direction our country is taking.

A truly frightening picture."