R | | Drama, Thriller
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.
Although it was very common for national flags and coats of arms of the former GDR to be placed almost anywhere in public places and institutions, not a single one was shown throughout the whole movie (except for one artistic representation of the ... ...
Stand still. Eyes to the floor.
Guard: Walk on.
At the end of the film, when Georg sits in his cab watching Wiesler delivering mail, right before the end of the scene two people with reflective vests are visible in the background. Presumably they are keeping bystanders from entering the shot.
€814,337 (Germany) (26 March 2006)
$11,286,112 (USA) (13 September 2007)
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