The Lives of Others Image

Universal acclaim - based on 39 Critics

User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 245 Ratings

Summary: At once a political thriller and human drama, The Lives of Others begins in East Berlin in 1984, five years before Glasnost and the fall of the Berlin Wall and ultimately takes us to 1991, in what is now the reunited Germany. The film traces the gradual disillusionment of Captain Gerd Wiesler, a highly skilled officer who works for the Stasi, East Germany's all-powerful secret police. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Watch On
Runtime: 137 min
Rating: Rated R for some sexuality/nudity.
Production: Arte
Genres: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Language: German
Home Release Date: Aug 21, 2007
Director Credit
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Director
Writer Credit
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Martina Gedeck Christa-Maria Sieland
Sebastian Koch Georg Dreyman
Ulrich Mühe Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler
Cast Credit
Bastian Trost Häftling 227
Charly Hübner Udo
Hans-Uwe Bauer Paul Hauser
Herbert Knaup Gregor Hessenstein
Marie Gruber Frau Meineke
Martin Brambach Einsatzleiter Meyer
Matthias Brenner Karl Wallner
Thomas Thieme Minister Bruno Hempf
Ulrich Tukur Oberstleutnant Anton Grubitz
Volker Michalowski Schriftexperte
Volkmar Kleinert Albert Jerska
Werner Daehn Einsatzleiter In Uniform
Producer Credit
Claudia Gladziejewski Delegate Producer: Bayerischer Rundfunk
Dirk Hamm Co-Producer
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Co-Producer
Max Wiedemann Producer
Quirin Berg Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: