The Lives of Others

The Lives of Others (15)

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Starring: Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Muhe, Sebastian Koch
Germany, 2006, 2 hours 17 minutes, subtitles

Saturday 29 March 7.30pm
WRVS Hall Hereford

Thursday 3 April 7.30pm
Brilley Village Hall

Monday 7 April 7.30pm
Church Stretton School

Friday 11 April 7.30pm
Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall

Friday 11 April 8.00pm
Regal Tenbury Wells

In the nightmarish world of East Berlin in the mid-80s, we follow Weisler, a secret policeman, as he embarks on his latest job, the surveillance of a successful playwright and his actress lover. With its brooding atmosphere of fear, doubt and suspicion, this subtly shows how the bugging of their apartment affects not only the central couple, but also their friends and even Weisler himself. An excellent script and superb performances make for a totally convincing and utterly compelling thriller.

Winner of Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

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