Sunday, October 26, 2008
If you have a decent amount of time to sit down and watch this German flick, I recommend you do. Make sure you are cozy and have everything you need, then settle in to be slightly captivated by the lives of these East Germans. This movie was intriguing, really well acted, and beautifully concluded. It takes place in 1984 Berlin where the Stasi was controlling lives, especially those of artists. The film is described as a "political thriller and human drama" during which the life of a secret agent becomes indirectly intertwined with that of a writer. "The Lives of Others" is slow at times but the stories are interesting enough for you to stay with it. I truly loved the end and think it's well worth your patience despite the length.