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The Lives of Others

Das Leben der Anderen

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Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Germany, 2006
Drama, Thriller, History

Synopsis

In 1984, Communist East Germany, every kind of human action is strictly controlled and monitored by the government. Captain Gerd Wiesler is one of the top agents of the state police, and for his next mission he must spy on a playwright who may be a threat to the government…

Synopsis

In 1984, Communist East Germany, every kind of human action is strictly controlled and monitored by the government. Captain Gerd Wiesler is one of the top agents of the state police, and for his next mission he must spy on a playwright who may be a threat to the government…

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The Lives of OthersDirected byFlorian Henckel von Donnersmarck

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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
2007
Academy Awards
2007 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Locarno International Film Festival
2006 | 2 wins including: Audience Award
Independent Spirit Awards
2007 | Winner: Best Foreign Film

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