Dec 28, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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THE LIVES OF OTHERS (Das Leben der Anderen) (2006) (German with English subtitles)
In East Berlin, five years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Wiesler is a Stasi (Secret Police) agent assigned by the Minister of Culture to probe into the life of Christa-Marie, an actress on whom the Minister has developed a creepy, long-distance crush. As Wiesler taps the phones and bugs the apartments of Christa-Marie and her long-time lover, Georg, a playwright, he discovers that they are not exactly committed to Marx, Lenin or the East German State.
The earphones through which he listens to their private lives gradually pull Wiesler into Christa-Marie and Georg's emotional and aesthetic world. Will Wiesler reveal everything he learns about his targets to the Minister, or keep their secrets and risk discovery and self-destruction?
Here is the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FppW5ml4vdw