August 25, 2007

flick:The lives of others

We watched The lives of others subtitled in English yesterday. I highly recommend it. The movie has a slow pace, but yet it has a lot of suspense. It depicts the lives of people in East Germany before the Berlin wall fell. The motto of the secret police "To know every thing", you can imagine the surveillance and the culture of fear every one was living under. The three main characters, the surveillance guy, the writer, and his girlfriend evolve in very different and surprising ways as the story unfolds. It just goes to tell us that no matter how good/bad a system may be - the real thing that will make a difference is the people in the system. This film is about showing the humanity for its good and the not so good that comes with it in all the characters, no super heros, just people living their lives with their qualities and weaknesses.

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