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Das Leben der Anderen / eine film von Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck ; eine Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion ; im Verleih der Buena Vista International ; in Coproduktion mit Bayerischer Rundfunk, Arte, Creado Film ; coproduzenten, Dirk Hamm, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck ; produzenten, Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann ; buch und regie, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main DVD-R LIV (Text) 36803000721006 DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1424867495
  • ISBN: 9781424867493
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 138 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: High definition widescreen ed.
  • Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Classics : 2007.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: deleted scenes; interview with director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck; director's commentary; Making of "The lives of others" featurette.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Hagen Bogdanski ; editor, Patricia Rommel ; music, Gabriel Yared, Stéphane Moucha ; costume designer, Gabriele Binder ; production designer, Silke Buhr.
Participant or Performer Note:
Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Thomas Thieme, Hans-Uwe Bauer, Herbert Knaup.
Summary, etc.:
A 1984 East Berlin simple surveillance assignment: Capt. Gerd Wiesler, a Stasi officer and a specialist in surveillance, has been assigned to keep an eye on Georg Dreyman, a respected playwright, and his actress girlfriend, Christa-Maria Sieland. Though Dreyman is known to associate with blacklisted director Albert Jerska, a known dissident, Dreyman's record is spotless. Wiesler discovers that Minister Hempf has an ulterior motive in spying on this seemingly upright citizen. Wiesler's sympathies shift from the government to its people - or at least to this one particular person.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for some sexuality and nudity.
System Details Note:
HD DVD (1080p); widescreen presentation (2.35:1), mastered in high definition, Blu-ray Disc; Dolby Digital.
Requires a Blu-ray player.
Language Note:
Closed captioned; audio in German PCM 5.1 (Uncompressed), German 5.1; with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Awards Note:
Academy Awards, 2007: Best Foreign Language Film of the Year.
Subject: Germany (East). Ministerium für Staatssicherheit > Drama.
Secret service > Germany > Drama.
Police patrol > Germany > Berlin > Surveillance operations > Drama.
Dramatists > Drama.
Actresses > Germany > Berlin > Drama.
Dissenters > Germany > Berlin > Drama.
Blacklisting of entertainers > Germany > Berlin > Drama.
Berlin (Germany) > Drama.
Genre: Motion pictures, German.
Foreign films > Germany.
Feature films.
Films for the hearing impaired.

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