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.
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
Stand still. Eyes to the floor.
Guard: Walk on.
Wiesler's car - a Wartburg - is in fact a model which wasn't produced until the end of the '80s (the rear lights revealed it). Meanwhile the soundtrack contains sound of the old - two-stroke - engine, and -somewhat confusingly- at the exhaust you can clearly see the typical two stroke smoke. The same(?), later production type (with 1.3L four stroke VW engine) can be seen in light blue, standing on the right in one of the first shots of Georg's street.
$213,589 (USA) (9 February 2007)
$11,284,657 (USA) (7 September 2007)
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