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Film: “The Lives of Others”

December 1st, 2017

Humanities Administrator

We invite you to our film screening of THE LIVES OF OTHERS (“Das Leben der Anderen”) in Shiffman 219 on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 7pm!
This award-winning film will be presented with English subtitles, and the screening is open to all who are interested in enjoying this movie, in learning about that period of German history, and thanks to our sponsor, the Center for German and European Studies, in free pizza!
To allow us keeping count and ordering food, please use our RSVP-Link.
Here’s a link to the trailer, and below a short description:
At once a political thriller and human drama, THE LIVES OF OTHERS begins in East Berlin in 1984, five years before Glasnost and the fall of the Berlin Wall and ultimately takes us to 1991, in what is now the reunited Germany. THE LIVES OF OTHERS traces the gradual disillusionment of Captain Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Muhe, best known for his lead roles in Michael Haneke’s FUNNY GAMES and as Dr. Mengele in Costa-Gavras’ AMEN), a highly skilled officer who works for the Stasi, East Germany’s all-powerful secret police. His mission is to spy on a celebrated writer and actress couple, Georg Dreyman (Sebastian Koch) and Christa-Maria Sieland (Martina Gedeck).

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