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The Lives of Others

The Lives of Others

by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

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Further scrutiny is advised

Review: The Lives of Others

Further scrutiny is advised

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s debut feature is a worthy peek at spying in former East Germany 

A man of stature

Interview: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck • Director

A man of stature

He is a debutant who has proven himself a professional in the best sense of the word with his first feature, aesthetically consistent, moving, great narrative cinema from a youngster 

Versatility is his middle name

Interview: Ulrich Muehe • Actor

Versatility is his middle name

Whenever conversation turns to the actor Ulrich Muehe, one inevitably hears the word "versatile" being used to describe his skill in being able to change effortlessly from one kind of role to the next 

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international title: The Lives of Others
original title: Das Leben der anderen
country: Germany
sales agent: Beta Cinema
year: 2005
directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
screenplay: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
cast: Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

main awards/selection

Bavarian Film Awards 2005 Best Actor (Ulrich Mühe)
Best Newcomer Director & Screenplay
VGF Prize (Wiedemann & Berg)
Deutscher Filmpreis (Lolas) 2006 Golden Lola for Best Film
Best Actor (Ulrich Mühe)
Best Supporting Actor (Ulrich Tukur)
Best Director, Best Cinematography
Best Production Design, Best Screenplay
EFA 2006 Best European Film,
Best Screenwriter
Best Actor (Ulrich Mühe)
Rotterdam Film Festival 2007 Audience Award
Oscar 2007 Best Foreign Film
BAFTAs Awards 2008 Best Film Not in English Launguage
Césars 2008 Best Foreign Film
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