The Lives of Others

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Overview

A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the system.

Movie Data

Facts

Original Title Das Leben der Anderen

Status Released

Original Language German

Runtime 2h 17m

Budget $2,000,000.00

Revenue $70,000,000.00

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Release Information

  • June 6, 2006
    R, Theatrical

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Keywords

Cast 33

  1. Martina Gedeck

    Martina Gedeck
    Christa-Maria Sieland

  2. Ulrich Mühe

    Ulrich Mühe
    Gerd Wiesler

  3. Sebastian Koch

    Sebastian Koch
    Georg Dreyman

  4. Ulrich Tukur

    Ulrich Tukur
    Anton Grubitz

  5. Thomas Thieme

    Thomas Thieme
    Bruno Hempf

  6. HB

    Hans-Uwe Bauer
    Paul Hauser

  7. VK

    Volkmar Kleinert
    Albert Jerska

  8. Matthias Brenner

    Matthias Brenner
    Karl Wallner

  9. BT

    Bastian Trost
    Häftling 227

  10. Charly Hübner
  11. Herbert Knaup

    Herbert Knaup
    Gregor Hessenstein

  12. Marie Gruber

    Marie Gruber
    Frau Meineke

  13. Hinnerk Schönemann

    Hinnerk Schönemann
    Axel Stigler

  14. Thomas Arnold
  15. LB

    Ludwig Blochberger
    Benedikt Lehmann

  16. Volker Michalowski

    Volker Michalowski
    Schriftexperte

  17. Werner Daehn

    Werner Daehn
    Einsatzleiter in Uniform

  18. Martin Brambach

    Martin Brambach
    Einsatzleiter Meyer

  19. HH

    Hubertus Hartmann
    Egon Schwalber

  20. PF

    Paul Faßnacht
    Onkel Frank Hauser

  21. PM
  22. SK
  23. MG

    Michael Gerber
    Zahnarzt Dr. Czimmy

  24. Fv

    Fabian von Klitzing
    Tagesschausprecher

  25. HP

    Harald Polzin
    Wächter

  26. SH

    Sheri Hagen
    'Martha' 1991

  27. Gitta Schweighöfer

    Gitta Schweighöfer
    'Anja' 1984

  28. HS

    Hildegard Schroedter
    'Elena' 1984

  29. IB

    Inga Birkenfeld
    'Elena' 1991 / BStU-Mitarbeiterin

  30. JW

    Jens Wassermann
    'Rolf' Andi Wenzke-Falkenau

  31. KI

    Kai Ivo Baulitz
    Buchverkäufer

  32. AM

    Anabelle Munro
    Theatre Actress (uncredited)

  33. KM

    Klaus Münster
    Erich Mielke (voice) (uncredited)

Crew 43

Art

  1. SB

    Silke Buhr
    Production Design

  2. CR

    Christiane Rothe
    Art Direction

  3. FN

    Frank Noack
    Set Decoration

  4. TD

    Thomas Duchnicki
    Location Scout

  5. MZ

    Martin Zillger
    Location Scout

Camera

  1. HB

    Hagen Bogdanski
    Director of Photography

  2. HK

    Hagen Keller
    Still Photographer

Costume & Make-Up

  1. GB

    Gabriele Binder
    Costume Design

  2. AS

    Annett Schulze
    Makeup Artist

  3. SS

    Sabine Schumann
    Makeup Artist

Crew

  1. HS

    Hans Seck
    Special Effects

  2. Alister Mazzotti
  3. SC

    Sylvain Coutandin
    Post Production Assistant

Directing

  1. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Editing

  1. PR
  2. OR

    Olivia Retzer
    Assistant Editor

Lighting

  1. MK

    Michael Koschorreck
    Lighting Technician

  2. JR

    Jürgen Ruge
    Lighting Technician

  3. MR

Production

  1. MW

    Max Wiedemann
    Producer

  2. QB

    Quirin Berg
    Producer

  3. SB

    Simone Bär
    Casting

  4. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
  5. CG
  6. ML

    Monika Lobkowicz
    Co-Producer

  7. AS
  8. TS

    Tom Sternitzke
    Production Manager

  9. CH

    Christine Haupt
    Production Coordinator

  10. SS

    Sally Steele
    Publicist

  11. ES

    Eva Simonet
    Publicist

  12. DH

    Dirk Hamm
    Co-Producer

Sound

  1. GY

    Gabriel Yared
    Original Music Composer

  2. SM

    Stéphane Moucha
    Original Music Composer

  3. EC

    Eva Claudius
    ADR & Dubbing

  4. JD
  5. DH

    Detlef Halaski
    ADR & Dubbing

  6. JP
  7. HR

    Hubertus Rath
    Sound Re-Recording Mixer

  8. OS

    Oliver Schnug
    Boom Operator

  9. PS
  10. Cv

    Christoph von Schönburg
    Sound Designer

  11. AW

    Arno Wilms
    Sound mixer

Writing

  1. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

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