Dorchester Film Society
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The Lives of Others

Nov 8, 2007 - 19:30 - Corn Exchange

  • Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
  • Year: 2006
  • Country: Germany
  • Run Time: 138 mins
  • Ratings
  • A: 88
  • B: 29
  • C: 3
  • D: 2
  • E: 0
  • Overall: 91.6
The Lives of Others

In pre-glasnost East Berlin, a loyal Stasi officer is selected to spy on a successful playwright and his wife who is the object of the Minister of Culture's lust. But as he is gradually drawn into their lives, he comes to question the ethics of his work. Superb acting and film noir camera work create an atmosphere of doubt, suspicion and fear.