Classic Film Night: The Lives of Others
9 May 2013 6:00pm
- Mitchell Theatre Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts
- Sydney 2000
- New South Wales
- Cost: FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The Lives of Others opens in East Berlin in 1984. Captain Wiesler (Ulrich Mühe), a Stasi agent, is ordered by the Minister of Culture to investigate celebrated playwright Georg Dreyman (Sebastian Koch), and his girlfriend Christa-Maria Sieland (Martina Gedeck), an actress with whom the Minister is infatuated.
As Wiesler’s surveillance begins to uncover the couple’s secrets, he finds himself being emotionally drawn into their lives, changing him forever.
The Lives of Others is at once a political thriller and a human drama. The feature film debut of director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, The Lives of Others won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
ABOUT THE FILM
The Lives of Others / Das Leben der Anderen (2006)
Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Starring Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Mühe and Sebastian Koch
German language with English subtitles.
The film will be introduced and given context by Peter Rainey, an SMSA member and cinema enthusiast, who returns to an earlier passion for films as a Programme Director for a Queensland Cinema Group, now that he has retired after 40 years in the education profession.