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.
Ranked 2nd best film of 2007 by Empire magazine, narrowly missing the top spot to The Bourne Ultimatum (2007).
Stand still. Eyes to the floor.
Guard: Walk on.
In the attic listening post, Udo once addresses Wiesler as "Hauptmann" which the subtitles translate as "Comerade"; however, hauptmann is Wiesler's rank: captain. The spoken line was like a formal "yes, Captain" rather than "yes, comrade".
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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