The Lives of Others

A wonderful film.

This German movie was made in 2006, by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. It had won Oscar’s Best Foreign Language Film in the same year. $2 mil budget and grossed $77 mil. Well done.

In the beginning, the Stasi – secret police – officer Captain Gerd Wiesler is rather hateful … but as the story unfold you’ll be surprised. I though the ending is very moving.  … They had prostitutes in East Germany? Could a brain-washed adult change to the better – normal and sensible? I truly wish …

Also, there are two quotes I find interesting:

  1. Stalin’s Engineers of the human soul (Инженеры человеческих душ; 人类灵魂的工程师) … which has a wiki page devoted to it.
  2. Lenin’s If I keep listening to it, I won’t finish the revolution. It referred to Beethoven’s Appassionata/passionate (by Daniel Barenboim here).

德语 2006 电影 Das Leben der Anderen 他人的生活 很好看. 赢了2006 奥斯卡最佳外语片. 一开始是些熟悉的画面: 一个斯塔西警察逼供 … 马不停蹄的逼供 – 另人生厌 … 但是接下来他在执行任务 – 偷听监视 – 期间 发生了变化 … 结尾非常感人.


另外, 洗脑后的人可以变得正常 (好/有人性) 吗?真希望 …

另外2: 用了二个摘引 – 斯大林的是人类灵魂的工程师 和列宁的 如果继续听贝多芬的钢琴奏鸣曲第23号 我不会完成革命了.  

有些好奇 … 结果发现 二个都有争议喔.

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