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.
All the listening/recording props used in the film are actual Stasi equipment on loan from museums and collectors. The props master had himself spent two years in a Stasi prison and insisted upon absolute authenticity down to the machine used at the... ...
Stand still. Eyes to the floor.
Guard: Walk on.
The font generated by Wiesler's typewriter is sans-serifed, whereas the font on the 'same' reports read by Dreyman towards the end of the movie is quite different, this time serifed.
€814,337 (Germany) (26 March 2006)
$11,286,112 (USA) (13 September 2007)
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