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.
In 2006 the film was turned down by Dieter Kosslick and his selection jury for the Berlin International Film Festival.
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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