Thursday, August 30, 2007

Movie Recommendation: The Lives of Others

I saw this movie last weekend and can't stop thinking about it. The directorial debut of of writer/director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, The Lives of Others provides a broad cross-section of experience within East Germany on the cusp of the disintegration of communism as a world political order. It is a wonderful tribute to those who realized its inhumanity and resisted the system at great personal risk. I heartily recommend the film to understand life under communist totalitarianism. For it, Donnersmarck won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

The Lives of Others is a must have for enthusiasts of great cinematic portrayals of human drama.

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