Lives Of Others, The

Lists: Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA, Thriller, Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film Winners

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 148 (Rank from 2006: # 5)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 83.33%
Regular 16.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium97(full review)
Warning Sign90(full review)
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes85(full review)
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Thomas Pollock80

People Involved

  • Martina Gedeck (Christa-Maria Sieland)
  • Ulrich Mühe (Gerd Wiesler)
  • Sebastian Koch (Georg Dreyman)
  • Ulrich Tukur (Anton Grubitz)
  • Thomas Thieme (Bruno Hempf)
  • Hans-Uwe Bauer (Paul Hauser)
  • Volkmar Kleinert (Albert Jerska)
  • Matthias Brenner (Karl Wallner)
  • Bastian Trost (Häftling 227)
  • Charly Hübner (Udo)
  • Herbert Knaup (Gregor Hessenstein)
  • Marie Gruber (Frau Meineke)
  • Hinnerk Schönemann (Axel Stigler)
  • Thomas Arnold (Nowack)
  • Ludwig Blochberger (Benedikt Lehmann)
  • Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Director)