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.
The punchline of the joke that Grubitz tells in the cafeteria, about there being no difference between Honecker and a telephone, is a play on the words 'aufhängen' and 'neuwählen'. In terms of a telephone it means hang up and redial, respectively. ... ...
Stand still. Eyes to the floor.
Guard: Walk on.
When Dreymann discovers the microphone towards the end of the film, the wallpaper under the light switch is already ripped, which only happens in the next scene.
€814,337 (Germany) (26 March 2006)
$11,286,112 (USA) (13 September 2007)
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