About

A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the system.

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Written by

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Screenplay)

Runtime

137 minutes

Country

Germany

Language

German

Tagline

Before the Fall of the Berlin Wall, East Germany's Secret Police Listened to Your Secrets.

Cast

Keywords

corruption germany berlin wall blackmail east germany soviet union communism stasi berlin, germany propaganda government heartbreak german democratic republic cold war spying surveillance freedom of speech house search artists' life interrogation

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Lists

#58 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#493 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#32 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#329 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year