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.
Four actors from this film appeared in Amen. (2002): Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Mühe, Ulrich Tukur and Hinnerk Schönemann.
Stand still. Eyes to the floor.
Guard: Walk on.
When Dreyman looks through the files in the Stasi archives, near the end of the film, he wants to find out what "HGW XX/7"'s real name is. The clerk flips through the card box to find Wiesler's card. Before he pulls it out, four cards by the same name of "Olga Wildenhain" can be seen, two of them even with a man's photo.
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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