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Das Leben der Anderen = the lives of others / 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 ; 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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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library DVD LIVES (FOREIGN) (Text) 39206020019095 Audiovisual - DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1424837421
  • ISBN: 9781424837427
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (138 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [München] : Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion ; [2007]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a German motion picture in 2006.
Special features: Director commentary [optional audio only, English]; Interview with director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck [English] (30 min.); The making of "The Lives of Others" [featurette, German with English subtitles] (19 min.); Deleted scenes (8 min.); Previews.
Formatted Contents Note:
Enemy of the state -- Important indicators -- New vision -- Politics partner -- Changing mankind -- Hot pursuit -- Birthday deal -- Man of the hour -- Opening presents -- Meeting someone -- Startling news -- Find something -- Late night cap -- Counting lives -- Safe waters -- Play wrights -- Project success -- Anniversary play -- Keeps ears open -- Few questions -- She knows -- Your audience awaits -- State security -- Mission over -- Breaking barriers -- Surveying the situation -- On the trail -- Gift for me.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Kamera, Hagen Bogdanski ; schnitt [editor], Patricia Rommel ; musik, Gabriel Yared, Stéphane Moucha.
Participant or Performer Note:
Martina Gedeck (Christa-Maria Sieland), Ulrich Mühe (Haptmann Gerd Wiesler), Sebastian Koch (Georg Dreyman), Ulrich Tukur (Oberstleutnant Anton Grubitz), Thomas Thieme (Minister Bruno Hempf), Hans-Uwe Bauer (Paul Hauser), Herbert Knaup (Gregor Hessenstein).
Summary, etc.:
East Berlin, 1984. Capt. Gerd Wiesler, Stasi officer and surveillance specialist has a simple assignment: 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. During the investigation, Wiesler unexpectedly finds himself in sympathy with the people - or at least to this one particular person.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Rated R; for some sexuality and nudity.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation aspect ratio 2.35:1.
Language Note:
In German with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.
Awards Note:
Academy Awards, 2007: Best Foreign Language Film of the Year.
Subject: Germany (East). Ministerium für Staatssicherheit > Drama.
Digital recordings.
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: Feature films.
Motion pictures, Germany.
Foreign films > Germany.
Films for the hearing impaired.

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