Genre: Drama | Thriller
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Subtitles: English (.srt file)
Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1
File: Dvdrip Xvid Avi - 720x304 - 23fps - 1.45gb
The horrifying, sometimes unintentionally funny system of observation in the former East Germany. In the early 1980s, the successful dramatist Georg Dreyman and his longtime companion Christa-Maria Sieland, a popular actress, are big intellectual stars in the socialist state, although they secretly don't always think loyal to the party line. One day, the Minister of Culture becomes interested in Christa, so the secret service agent Wiesler is instructed to observe and sound out the couple, but their life fascinates him more and more...
This is an intense, gripping film about how STASI, the East German Secret Police, observed and coerced its citizens. The performance of Ulrich Muhe, the STASI operative who gradually becomes sympathetic to the life of the writer he is charged with surveilling, is extraordinary. Much of the drama of the film is conveyed through his facial expression. The rest of the cast is equally superb. I do not speak German, but the English subtitles support the film nicely. This is a great movie, one that you can watch repeatedly and still find interesting.
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