Monday, Sep 29, 5 pm, Room 9A
“The Lives of Others” (Das Leben der Anderen), 2006, 137 min
by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
starring Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.
The movie won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It won seven Deutscher Filmpreis Awards (including those for best film, best director, best screenplay, best actor, and best supporting actor) after setting a new record with 11 nominations. It was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 64th Golden Globe Awards.