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 cover of the prop Der Spiegel magazine featuring the Dreyman article was designed by the publication specifically for the film.
Stand still. Eyes to the floor.
Guard: Walk on.
The roundabout that is shown repeatedly when Wiesler returns home from his observation shows bicycle lanes painted in red. These didn't exist in the 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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