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


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Original Title Das Leben der Anderen

Status Released

Release Information

  • June 6, 2006
    R, Theatrical

Original Language German

Runtime 2h 17m

Budget $2,000,000.00

Revenue $70,000,000.00

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