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.
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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