Before the Fall of the Berlin Wall, East Germany's Secret Police Listened to Your Secrets
Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Thomas Thieme, Hans-Uwe Bauer
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
|Screenplay||Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck|
|Music||Stéphane Moucha, Gabriel Yared|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Bayerischer Rundfunk, Creado Film, Widermann & Berg Filmproduktion, arte|
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Diane de Beer Thought provoking script, stunning cast and deft directing.
Kenneth Turan An accomplishment worthy of all those awards, and more.
|Mail & Guardian|
Shaun de Waal
Leon van Nierop Bleak but brilliant
Barry Ronge Not your average spy thriller.
Ivan Sadler This is as close to flawless as it gets.
Stella Papamichael You just cannot help but watch...
Kevin Courrier A fascinating look into the political and psychological underpinnings of communist control in the former German Democratic Republic.
Liz Clayton If all movies about horrible periods in history were as touching as The Lives of Others, Roberto Benigni might be able to sleep at night.
James Berardinelli With solid performances and a terrific screenplay, this movie offers solid, no-frills drama that feels organic and believable, not contrived.
Peter Travers Von Donnersmarck has crafted the best kind of movie: one you can't get out of your head.
Tomatometer An emotional political drama with an intelligent script.
What the People say
19923 Netizens Intelligent and moving dealing with GDR history
Average .. 85%