May 27 - May 29, 2007
Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Rated R, 137 min. - subtitled
Underwritten by Park Record
This film recently won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. At once a riveting political thriller and moving human drama, The Lives of Others begins in East Berlin in 1984, five years before Glasnost and the fall of the Berlin Wall and ultimately takes us to 1991, in what is now the reunited Germany. 'The Lives of Others' traces the gradual disillusionment of Captain Gerd Wiesler, a highly skilled officer who works for the Stasi, East Germany?s all-powerful secret police. His mission is to spy on a celebrated writer and actress couple, Georg Dreyman and Christa-Maria Sieland.
Supremely intelligent. A suspenseful, ethically exacting drama, beautifully realized - A.O. Scott, The New York Times
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