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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.

Release Dates:

Germany 15 Mar 2006 (Berlin) (premiere)
Germany 23 Mar 2006
Switzerland 06 Aug 2006 (Locarno Film Festival)
Austria 17 Aug 2006
Switzerland 17 Aug 2006 (German speaking region)
USA 03 Sep 2006 (Telluride Film Festival)
Canada 07 Sep 2006 (Toronto International Film Festival)
Finland 17 Sep 2006 (Helsinki International Film Festival)
Argentina 29 Sep 2006 (German Film Festival)
Czech Republic 04 Oct 2006 (German Language Film Festival)
Denmark 13 Oct 2006
Finland 27 Oct 2006
Spain 05 Nov 2006 (Seville Film Festival)
Sweden 10 Nov 2006
USA 12 Nov 2006 (Denver International Film Festival)
Germany 16 Nov 2006 (DVD premiere)
France 19 Nov 2006 (Arras Film Festival)
USA 01 Dec 2006 (Los Angeles, California)
Indonesia 10 Dec 2006 (Jakarta International Film Festival)
Greece 14 Dec 2006 (Thessaloniki)
Czech Republic 04 Jan 2007
Poland 26 Jan 2007
Belgium 31 Jan 2007
France 31 Jan 2007
Hong Kong 01 Feb 2007
Portugal 08 Feb 2007 (Lisbon)
Taiwan 09 Feb 2007
USA 09 Feb 2007 (limited)
Japan 10 Feb 2007
Germany 13 Feb 2007 (Berlin International Film Festival)
Israel 15 Feb 2007
Spain 16 Feb 2007
UK 18 Feb 2007 (Keswick Film Festival)
Hungary 22 Feb 2007
Serbia 24 Feb 2007 (Belgrade Film Festival)
Netherlands 01 Mar 2007
Singapore 01 Mar 2007
Thailand 01 Mar 2007
Bulgaria 05 Mar 2007 (Sofia International Film Festival)
Turkey 09 Mar 2007
Mexico 16 Mar 2007
South Korea 22 Mar 2007
Slovakia 22 Mar 2007
UK 23 Mar 2007 (Human Rights Watch Film Festival)
Australia 29 Mar 2007
Slovenia 29 Mar 2007
Italy 06 Apr 2007
Colombia 13 Apr 2007
UK 13 Apr 2007
Ireland 13 Apr 2007
Argentina 19 Apr 2007
Iceland 04 May 2007
Uruguay 11 May 2007 (Montevideo)
Russia 19 Jul 2007
Peru 23 Aug 2007
Estonia 14 Sep 2007
Brazil 30 Nov 2007
Panama 07 Mar 2008
India 09 May 2008 (Chennai)
Lebanon 05 Jun 2008
Czech Republic 05 Mar 2009 (Zlín Student Film Festival)
Czech Republic (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)
Greece 14 Dec 2006
Portugal 13 Nov 2014 (Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival)
France 20 Jan 2015 (Angers European First Film Festival)
USA 30 Mar 2007

Also Known As:

(original title) Das Leben der Anderen
Argentina La vida de los otros
Bulgaria (Bulgarian title) Животът на другите
Brazil A Vida dos Outros
Czech Republic Zivoty tech druhých
Germany (working title) Das Leben der Anderen - Die Sonate vom guten Menschen
Denmark De andres liv
Estonia Teiste elu
Spain La vida de los otros
Spain (Catalan title) La vida dels altres
Finland (Swedish title) De andras liv
Finland Muiden elämä
France La vie des autres
UK The Lives of Others
Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) Oi zoes ton allon
Greece Οι Ζωές των Άλλων
Croatia Život drugih
Hungary A mások élete
Israel (Hebrew title) Chaiyim shel acherim
Italy Le vite degli altri
Japan Yoki hito no tame no sonata
Mexico La vida de los otros
Norway De andres liv
Peru La vida de los otros
Poland Zycie na podsluchu
Portugal As Vidas dos Outros
Romania Vietile altora
Serbia Život drugih
Russia Жизнь других
Sweden De andras liv
Slovakia Zivoty tých druhých
Turkey (Turkish title) Baskalarinin Hayati
USA The Lives of Others
World-wide (English title) The Lives of Others
Slovenia Zivljenje drugih
World-wide The Lives of Others
Ukraine Життя iнших