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.
When Georg Dreyman (Sebastian Koch) plays 'Sonata for a Good Man' on the piano, that is actually Koch playing. He spent 4 hours a day for 6 weeks learning to play the song.
Stand still. Eyes to the floor.
Guard: Walk on.
Throughout the film, Wiesler is addressed as "Hauptmann" - Captain. However, when Lt.-Col. Grubitz is looking for him after Christa's interrogation, Grubitz asks if "Colonel" Wiesler has left.
€814,337 (Germany) (26 March 2006)
$11,286,112 (USA) (13 September 2007)
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