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A.k.a.
The Lives of Others
Year
2006
Runtime
137 min.
Director
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Genres
Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Rating *
8.4
Votes *
302,854
Checks
30,061
Favs
3,856
Dislikes
111
Favs/checks
12.8% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
35:1
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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. 9 years 5 months 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. 8 years 9 months ago
  3. jhhayes's avatar

    jhhayes

    This is a great film. It builds slowly, and all the while keeps you fully engaged. 8 years 2 months ago
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  8. This movie ranks #59 in Lola Award - Best German Film
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  9. This movie ranks #59 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film
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