The whole cast is excellent. Newcomers to German film will be floored by Ulrich Mühe (who sadly passed away in 2007). Martina Gedeck and Sebastian Koch produce other notable performances.
This outstanding feature debut by writer/director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck will leave you in awe. Incredibly, Henckel von Donnersmarck followed up his masterpiece with the abysmal The Tourist (2010).
The Lives of Others is one of the best films we at Wonderful Cinema have seen. Highly recommended!
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:
Title: Das Leben der Anderen
Direction: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Screenplay: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Cinematography: Hagen Bogdanski
Editing: Patricia Rommel
Score: Stéphane Moucha, Gabriel Yared
Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch