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.
Director Donnersmarck spent a month translating the screenplay into French and sending it to Gabriel Yared to entice his participation as composer for the film. For the scene in which Dreyman plays the Sonata For A Good Man on piano, Donnersmarck asked Yared to ... ...
Stand still. Eyes to the floor.
Guard: Walk on.
When Dreymann is looking through his own Stasi observation files, the typeface used in the layouts of the forms is "Avenir". This typeface was introduced in 1988, whereas the forms were supposedly written in 1984.
€814,337 (Germany) (26 March 2006)
$11,286,112 (USA) (13 September 2007)
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