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 Brecht poem that Wiesler reads is called "Erinnerung an die Marie A.".
Stand still. Eyes to the floor.
Guard: Walk on.
When Oberstleutnant Anton Grubitz meets with Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler in his office, he is wearing a ribbon bar for medals on his uniform. One of the ribbons is for the "Ehrenmedaille 30 Jahre Nationale Volksarmee" (30th Anniversary of National People's Army). The scene is set in 1984 but this medal wasn't issued until 1986.
The US version features a written prologue in English, explaining the historical context of the film.
€814,337 (Germany) (26 March 2006)
$11,286,112 (USA) (13 September 2007)
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