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"The Lives of Others" will touch your life,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Lives of Others [Blu-ray] [UK Import] (Blu-ray)
This is the story of a good man.
Every once in a long while a movie will comes along that a five star rating is just not good enough. This is one of those movies. Based on true environments you can immediately connect with the characters and the story. If you do not speak fluent German, it may take some time to get use to the subtitles, however soon you do not realize your are reading; for others you may notice that the subtitle may not quite match but are close enough that you just do not care. What you care for is what they are saying and doing.
The date 1984. The place East Berlin. In an intolerable situation, people are committing suicide. A well know playwright Georg Dreyman (Sebastian Koch), after having a friend Albert Jerska (Volkmar Kleinert )commit suicide, is compelled to tell the western world the truth about the situation. The Stasi (East German Spy system) suspects the playwright's motives, and keeps an eye on him. The person in charge of surveillance Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Mühe) is also under surveillance gets involved with "The Lives of Others."
The playwright smugly thinks he is not being watched. However, we know he is not only watching him but an unlikely guardian angel also helps him. This angle also learns about love and true friendship of which he is personally lacing in the intolerable world of the DDR.
For people interested in Blu-ray many of the scenes were quite graphic. Not as much thee blood and guts scenes as people's faces and the face of the DDR. The filmmakers had to clean the graffiti off the buildings daily for the film. The film also shows actual locations.
By the way, I heard the film commentary is in English