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At once a political thriller and human drama, THE LIVES OF OTHERS begins in East Berlin in 1984, five years before Glasnost and the fall of the Berlin Wall and ultimately takes us to 1991, in what is now the reunited Germany. It traces the gradual disillusionment of Captain Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Muhe), a highly skilled officer who works for the Stasi, East Germany's all-powerful secret police. His mission is to spy on a celebrated writer and actress couple, Georg Dreyman (Sebastian Koch) and Christa-Maria Sieland (Martina Gedeck).

  • 2 hr 17 minChildren under 17 may not attend R-rated movies unaccompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Children ages 6 and under are not allowed at R-rated movies after 6pm.
  • Feb 9, 2007
  • Drama

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Cast & Crew

  • Martina GedeckActor

  • Sebastian KochActor

  • Ulrich MuheActor

  • Ulrich TukurActor

  • Florian Henckel von DonnersmarckDirector

  • Florian Henckel von DonnersmarckProducer

  • Max WiedemannProducer

  • Quirin BergProducer

  • Florian Henckel von DonnersmarckWriter