Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Lives of Others is a great history lesson

5 second plot: This movie is set in Germany, in the time when the country was divided into two parts with a big stone wall between them. And we're on the wrong side of the wall. A Stasi official is monitoring the lives of a writer and his girlfriend. As he gets caught up in their lives, his strong beliefs in the official system begin to crumble.

5 second review: Unbelievable that this is actually very recent history. This was only 30 years ago. It's a very powerful story. Not only a lesson in history, but also an amazing insight in the psyche of a person as we follow his change from a terrible follower to a caring fellow human being.

IMDb score: 8,5/10
Our score: 8/10