The Lives of Others Trailer & Clips


The Lives of Others (also know as Das Leben der Anderen) full movie is released on Mar 30, 2007. Watch The Lives of Others online - the German Drama movie from Germany , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $77,356,942. The Lives of Others is directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and created by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck with Martina Gedeck and Ulrich Mühe. The Lives of Others is available online on Criterion Channel and Amazon Video.

Gerd Wiesler is an officer with the Stasi, the East German secret police. The film begins in 1984 when Wiesler attends a play written by Georg Dreyman, who is considered by many to be the ultimate example of the loyal citizen. Wiesler has a gut feeling that Dreyman can't be as ideal as he seems, and believes surveillance is called for. The Minister of Culture agrees but only later does Wiesler learn that the Minister sees Dreyman as a rival and lusts after his partner Christa-Maria. The more time he spends listening in on them, the more he comes to care about them. The once rigid Stasi officer begins to intervene in their lives, in a positive way, protecting them whenever possible. Eventually, Wiesler's activities catch up to him and while there is no proof of wrongdoing, he finds himself in menial jobs - until the unbelievable happens.

As know as:

Das Leben der Anderen, 善き人のためのソナタ, Život drugih, O'zgalar hayoti, A Vida dos Outros

Release Date:

Feb 09, 2007

Release Date (Streaming):

Aug 21, 2007


Germany, France



Stream Service:

Sony Pictures Classics

Production Companies:

Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), ARTE

Gross worldwide:



Before the Fall of the Berlin Wall, East Germany's Secret Police Listened to Your Secrets, Where power is absolute, nothing is private. [Scandinavian Blu-ray.], Nothing is private. Nothing is sacred.


Shubhra Gupta
The Indian Express
As [Captain Gerd] Weisler discovers his real self, layer by layer, we are in the presence of a masterful performance.
by rottentomatoes, May 07, 2019
Namrata Joshi
Donnersmarck makes an assured debut, builds the atmosphere of deceit, suspicion and suffocation and also undercuts it with some jokey moments.
by rottentomatoes, Jan 30, 2019
Christy Lemire
The Lives of Others is exquisitely tense, with massive stakes and a pervasive sense of danger.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 23, 2018

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