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.

  1. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  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

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The Lives of Others
The Lives of Others



Original Title Das Leben der Anderen

Status Released

Release Information

  • June 6, 2006


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language German

Runtime 2h 17m

Budget $2,000,000.00

Revenue $70,000,000.00

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