The Lives of Others...
The Lives of Others will be playing at the Free Thinking Film Festival 2010.
November 13, 2010, 3:30 PM
Library & Archives Canada
Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2007
The horrifying, sometimes unintentionally funny system of observation in the former East Germany. In the early 1980s, the successful dramatist Georg Dreyman and his long-time companion Christa-Maria Sieland, a popular actress, are big intellectual stars in the socialist state, although they secretly aren’t always loyal to the party line. One day, the Minister of Culture becomes interested in Christa, so the secret service agent Wiesler is instructed to observe and sound out the couple, but their life fascinates him more and more...