The Lives of Others


Just saw this at the opening of the PDX International Film Festival last night.

It was for me yet another affirmation that art can move people to make powerful choices.  I couldn’t help but walk away from this movie feeling a little hopeful.

Synopsis: The setting is East Germany 1984. A prominent pro-party writer is put under surveillance by a top-notch Stasi (secret police) infiltrator, HGW.  HGW slowly falls under the influence and spell of the hopes, ideas, of the writer and the events and art that shape the artist’s work/life.  Meanwhile HGW’s exposure to petty politics that truly drive the machine of the “State” starts to erode his once unquestionable loyalty to the Republic.


1 Response to “The Lives of Others”

  1. 1 Ronnie Ann February 10, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    Looks like a powerful and timely film. Thanks for cluing us into it!

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