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The Lives of Others

Synopsis

A man who has devoted his life to ferreting out "dangerous" characters is thrown into a quandary when he investigates a man who poses no threat in this drama, the first feature from German filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. It's 1984, and Capt. Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Mühe) is an agent of the Stasi, the East German Secret Police. Weisler carefully and...more

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3.5

Dave White Profile

It plays less dorky than it sounds, I promise.

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Other Critics

5.0

89 out of 100 Metascore®

Universal acclaim

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For Families

16

Iffy for 16+

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