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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 *
8.5
Votes *
268,139
Checks
28,120
Favs
3,617
Dislikes
99
Favs/checks
12.9% (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. 6 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. 5 years 6 months ago
  3. jhhayes's avatar

    jhhayes

    This is a great film. It builds slowly, and all the while keeps you fully engaged. 4 years 12 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #12 in Thriller
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  3. This movie ranks #32 in The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  5. This movie ranks #40 in Drama
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  6. This movie ranks #56 in Top 250
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  7. This movie ranks #59 in Academy Award Best Foreign Pictures
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  13. This movie ranks #509 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 #967 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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