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The Lives of Others (2006)

Country: Germany

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Taglines: Where power is absolute, nothing is private. [Scandinavian Blu-ray.]

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Writers: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Stars: Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, ...

Gerd Wiesler is an officer with the Stasi, the East German secret police. The film begins in 1984 when Wiesler attends a play written by Georg Dreyman, who is considered by many to be the ultimate example of the loyal citizen. Wiesler has a gut feeling that Dreyman can't be as ideal as he seems and believes surveillance is called for. The Minister of Culture agrees but only later does Wiesler learn that the Minister sees Dreyman as a rival and lusts after his partner Christa-Maria. The more time he spends listening in on them, the more he comes to care about them. The once rigid Stasi officer begins to intervene in their lives, in a positive way, protecting them whenever possible. Eventually, Wiesler activities catch up to him and while there is no proof of wrongdoing, he finds himself in menial jobs - until the unbelievable happens.


Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck


Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (written by)


Quirin Berg producer
Claudia Gladziejewski co-producer: BR
Dirk Hamm co-producer
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck co-producer
Monika Lobkowicz co-producer: BR - Arte
Andreas Schreitmüller co-producer: Arte
Max Wiedemann producer


Martina Gedeck Christa-Maria Sieland
Ulrich Mühe Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler
Sebastian Koch Georg Dreyman
Ulrich Tukur Oberstleutnant Anton Grubitz
Thomas Thieme Minister Bruno Hempf
Hans-Uwe Bauer Paul Hauser
Volkmar Kleinert Albert Jerska
Matthias Brenner Karl Wallner
Charly Hübner Udo
Herbert Knaup Gregor Hessenstein
Bastian Trost Häftling 227
Marie Gruber Frau Meineke
Volker Michalowski Schriftexperte (as Zack Volker Michalowski)
Werner Daehn Einsatzleiter in Uniform
Martin Brambach Einsatzleiter Meyer
Hubertus Hartmann Egon Schwalber
Thomas Arnold Nowack
Hinnerk Schönemann Unterleutnant Axel Stigler
Paul Faßnacht Onkel Frank Hauser
Ludwig Blochberger Benedikt Lehmann
Paul Maximilian Schüller Junge mit Ball
Susanna Kraus Andrea
Gabi Fleming Prostituierte 'Ute'
Michael Gerber Zahnarzt Dr. Czimmy
Fabian von Klitzing Tagesschausprecher
Harald Polzin Wächter
Sheri Hagen 'Martha' 1991
Gitta Schweighöfer 'Anja' 1984
Elja-Dusa Kedves 'Anja' 1991
Hildegard Schroedter 'Elena' 1984
Inga Birkenfeld 'Elena' 1991 / BStU-Mitarbeiterin
Philipp Kewenig Christas Verhafter
Jens Wassermann 'Rolf' Andi Wenzke-Falkenau
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky Bandleader
Manfred Ludwig Sextett Band
Kai Ivo Baulitz Buchverkäufer
Ralf Ehrlich Kollege in der Stasi-Kantine (uncredited)
Anabelle Munro Theatre Actress (uncredited)
Klaus Münster Erich Mielke (voice) (uncredited)
Anabelle D. Munro Theatre Actress (uncredited)