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Just returned from watching Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen).



It was amazing. I don't really have words to describe it. It's like to go on my Top 10 favorite movies list (there is a German movie there already, Wings of Desire). I wish I could meta but I am too overwhelmed. I was literally shaking by the end.

Synopsis:

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's movie debut focuses on the horrifying, sometimes unintentionally funny system of observation in the former East Germany. In the early 1980s, the successful dramatist Georg Dreyman and his longtime companion Christa-Maria Sieland, a popular actress, are big intellectual stars in the socialist state, although they secretly don't always think 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...



It made me think of what a Remarque novel would have been like, if it was written about the 80s and filmed.

Review from IMDB that sums it up better than I could. Not spoilery )
dangermousie: (Bond by svilleficrecs)
Just returned from watching Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen).



It was amazing. I don't really have words to describe it. It's like to go on my Top 10 favorite movies list (there is a German movie there already, Wings of Desire). I wish I could meta but I am too overwhelmed. I was literally shaking by the end.

Synopsis:

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's movie debut focuses on the horrifying, sometimes unintentionally funny system of observation in the former East Germany. In the early 1980s, the successful dramatist Georg Dreyman and his longtime companion Christa-Maria Sieland, a popular actress, are big intellectual stars in the socialist state, although they secretly don't always think 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...



It made me think of what a Remarque novel would have been like, if it was written about the 80s and filmed.

Review from IMDB that sums it up better than I could. Not spoilery )
dangermousie: (Bond by svilleficrecs)
Just returned from watching Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen).



It was amazing. I don't really have words to describe it. It's like to go on my Top 10 favorite movies list (there is a German movie there already, Wings of Desire). I wish I could meta but I am too overwhelmed. I was literally shaking by the end.

Synopsis:

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's movie debut focuses on the horrifying, sometimes unintentionally funny system of observation in the former East Germany. In the early 1980s, the successful dramatist Georg Dreyman and his longtime companion Christa-Maria Sieland, a popular actress, are big intellectual stars in the socialist state, although they secretly don't always think 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...



It made me think of what a Remarque novel would have been like, if it was written about the 80s and filmed.

Review from IMDB that sums it up better than I could. Not spoilery )

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