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.
When the Der Spiegel suicide article cover is revealed, it states DDR rather than GDR.
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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