"The Lives of Others" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

I'm not a big fan of German cinema, but the film I liked. Germans sometimes can shoot really cool, high-quality and very interesting movie that wins not only the critics but also the audience, because "the life of another" to be practically in all the tops of the world, well, it already should speak for itself. When first saw this picture, it was waiting for her some detective or something, but that's that, I did not see, and after the first viewing of the film seemed very boring and mediocre, but recently I decided, when he was to review the tape in a very conscious age and I can say that after re-viewing radically changed his opinion, because the movie turned out to be a real drama, which is very well disguised as a detective. Despite the slightly overcast and a little dull start, the whole "The Lives of Others" has made a favorable impression on me, and in spite of the great length of the film went fairly quickly, indicating that as the project and its high level.
I liked that picture was very realistic and most importantly, atmospheric, because it is through the very atmosphere, the viewer can either be a direct participant in the events developing in the tape. I would also like to note the leisurely narrative, the gradual disclosure of the inner world of the main characters, because the narrative slowness oddly enough does not spoil the movie, but in turn, gives it a certain charm and zest. By the way it is thanks to this very slowness "The Lives of Others" looks at "a breeze." In general, the film is excellent and it is probably worth a look to anyone but what I do that I'll start to talk about the storyline.
The plot tells the story of East Germany, the mid-eighties, when Germany was divided into West and East Germany in the last terrible events occurred, which in the film and tells. One of the senior officers of the state apparatus "Stasi", named Gerd Wiesler is assigned to monitor the actions of the local playwright who lives with the famous stage actress. Surveillance is organized only because one of the officials want to get yourself the very same actress, and in order to do this, he needs to somehow remove the playwright, his opponent well and for this you need to find some dirt, in search of which the captain Whistler and stay. He does not have his personal life and he practically the whole day watching the actions of the playwright, which in turn hates officials and generally condemns all German political system. Wiesler is recorded in the minutes of all the action and all the talk about anything unsuspecting playwright and he soon realizes that begins to live his life. All went well, but as long as there is a very good friend of the playwright is not committed suicide, after which pissed he decides to write an article about suicide, through which the government has ceased to carry on. That article was printed, it is sent to Germany, where it is published. Following the publication in one well-known West German magazine in the GDR begins scandal and find out about who the author of the article itself, but that's Gerd Wiesler knowing the truth for some reason is silent, but why ...
script is excellent, he very real, interesting and dramatic. Place was found not only the drama of the main characters, but also to some, certainly unique, but still a no humor. That only is the scene when the officer tells about himself quite amusing anecdote, and he himself was laughing at him. In general, for the scenic component I put five, but could do a little bit more dynamic, but also because descend. Very impressed with the actor's work, about which I'll probably and tell.
«He can hope?»
«Hope can, but only as long as he was alive, and even longer. You know, hope dies last! »
I'll start with probably the wonderful German actor, now unfortunately deceased, Ulrich Mühe, who played really smart. His character at first I hated, then sorry, then sympathy, then admired, in general Ulrich hero to be very versatile, but at the same time bright and unusual, well, its a game I put only five, very sorry that the new role I see in its execution is no longer necessary. I can not mention and charming Martina Gedeck, which is played at a very high level, and remembered nothing less than a hero by Mühe, to her I must also put the top five. Like the game Sebastian Koch, which apparently reminded me of Hollywood actor Edward Burns. Koch played at a very good level, although his character to me is not particularly memorable, and not very much, but in spite of this, and I put him to five points. What's really impressed, it's music, composed by Stephen Muchey and Gabriel Yared . The music is very harmonious combined with what is happening on the screen and how to complement a beautiful picture, so the soundtrack for the five points clear. Well, I finally reached and excellent directing Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, for whom this film so far is the best of his career. The statement does not have absolutely no flaws and find fault even especially not for anything, but it does not often happen. In general, with the production director consulted on a solid, reinforced top five, which I personally do it with confidence and set. Well, probably all I wanted to write about this tape, I have already written, so it will start to take stock.
«you nothing alarming in his testimony?»
«He says the same thing as the beginning ! »
« He says the same thing as in the beginning, and word for word. Speaking the truth can change the language that makes, but a liar memorize certain phrases that are in a stressful situation and he repeats »
Summary:! a great movie, which despite its huge duration and smooth action, left after viewing a very pleasant experience, because the film as a whole, it has turned out very versatile, and with each new viewing audience will find in it something new. I "The Lives of Others" liked, so my rating is quite high, namely, it is this:
9 of 10
«Dedicated 20/7, Thanks for Everything!"

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