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A.k.a.
The Lives of Others
Year
2006
Runtime
137 min.
Director
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Genres
Drama, Thriller
Rating *
8.4
Votes *
302,854
Checks
28,847
Favs
3,705
Dislikes
101
Favs/checks
12.8% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
37:1
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  1. poiatica's avatar

    poiatica

    This movie is unbelievable. It is powerful in way that Hollywood hasn't managed to produce in a very long time. I cried for hours after I watched this film and I stopped crying at movie many years ago. It is also stylistically amazing - I grew up in the Soviet Union - it is just so truthful visually. 7 years 1 month ago
  2. dchauvin's avatar

    dchauvin

    Great atmosphere, very well-made film. The story comes together really well at the endspoiler. Ulrich Muhe's performance is a perfect example of less is more acting (also, he looks a lot like a German Kevin Spacey...), although I was a little bit unsure about the way his character transformed from senior government enforcer to all out empathizer in such a short space of time. Perhaps I'm missing the point and it was supposed to be emphasizing the inherent humanity in everyone, however I felt an interrogator with his supposed track record would not become so easily emotionally attached to the 'artists'. Regardless, it was still a great film. 6 years 6 months ago
  3. GremVendetta's avatar

    GremVendetta

    I'm convinced this entire film was made just for that final line at the end. Once he said it, my jaw hit the floor. Brilliant. I live for moments like those. 1 year 6 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #17 in 2000s
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  2. This movie ranks #19 in Thriller
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  3. This movie ranks #32 in BBC's 100 greatest films of the 21st Century
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  4. This movie ranks #32 in The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  5. This movie ranks #50 in Drama
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  6. This movie ranks #57 in Top 250
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  7. This movie ranks #59 in Academy Award Best Foreign Pictures
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  8. This movie ranks #59 in Lola Award - Best Film
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  9. This movie ranks #84 in FOK! top 250
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  10. This movie ranks #145 in 501 Must See Movies
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  11. This movie ranks #259 in Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film Nominees
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  12. This movie ranks #329 in Empire 500
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  13. This movie ranks #493 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  14. This movie ranks #519 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  15. This movie ranks #705 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  16. This movie ranks #964 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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