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The Lives of Others

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Original title
Das Leben der Anderen
Running time
137 min.
Germany Germany
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Gabriel Yared, Stéphane Moucha
Hagen Bogdanski
Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Arte, Creado Film
Drama. Thriller | Spy Film. Cold War. 1980s
Synopsis / Plot
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 doesn'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...
2005: 7 German Film Awards: including Best Film, Director & Actor. 11 Nom.
2006: Oscar: Best Movie habla no inglesa
2006: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Picture
2006: Cesar: Best Foreign Language Picture
2006: David of Donatello: Best European Movie
2006: European Film Awards: Best Movie, Best Actor (Ulrich Mühe)
2006: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Foreign Film
2006: David di Donatello Awards: Best European Film
2006: Guldbagge Awards (Sweden): Best Foreign Film
2006: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Foreign Language Film
2006: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Foreign Film
2007: BAFTA Awards: Best Foreign Language Picture. 5 Nominations, including Best Film
2007: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Best International Independent Film
2007: Sur Awards: Best Foreign Film
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