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Michelle
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posted 01 September 2007 08:02 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What an incredible movie. I finally watched it this morning after renting it last night.

I mentioned it in this thread.

Anyhow, the movie was incredible, and the story was, too. And from the interviews on the DVD, I found out that the lead actor, the one who plays the Stasi agent, was from East Germany and had some pretty shocking Stasi files kept on him.

The movie is about a surveillance operation by Stasi agents on a group of artists, one artist in particular.


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unionist
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posted 01 September 2007 08:55 AM      Profile for unionist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Fascinating commentary:

The Capitalist City Lights, the Communist Interrogation Room


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N.Beltov
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posted 04 September 2007 09:17 AM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes, it is a very good movie. Among other things, it confronts the moral issue of trying to do good in an evil situation and therefore has a universal quality to it. Anyone can get some benefit from this film. Despite the subject matter, the film maker, like his protagonist, retains/fights for a humane optimism and demonstrates that it is always right to fight for the good. What we do matters.

I found the film interesting as well in relation to the issue of blacklisting, which has gone on (and goes on) in many more countries than just the old DDR, including our own.

Five stars.


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Geneva
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posted 04 September 2007 10:13 AM      Profile for Geneva     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
very nice counterpoint to Goodbye, Lenin ...
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Sharon
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posted 04 September 2007 11:02 AM      Profile for Sharon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
... the lead actor, the one who plays the Stasi agent, was from East Germany and had some pretty shocking Stasi files kept on him.

Ulrich Muehe (the lead actor) has just recently died at a young age which is sad.

CBC


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Michelle
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posted 04 September 2007 12:00 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No way!

I was really impressed with his interview on the DVD "extras".


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