Friday, February 26, 2010

The Lives of Others (2006)

We are pleased to continue out International film series with the critically acclaimed and Oscar winning film from Germany,

The Lives of Others (Germany 2006)- Rated R (for some sexuality/nudity)
Thursday March 11th 2010 at 7:00
UVU Library Auditorium
With a special introduction by UVU's Dr. Jans Wager, Professor of English and Literature and Cinema Studies coordinator.

Party-loyalist Captain Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Mühe) hopes to boost his career when given the job of collecting evidence against the playwright Georg Dreyman (Sebastian Koch) and his girlfriend, the celebrated theatre actress Christa-Maria Sieland (Martina Gedeck). After all, the “operation” is backed by the highest political circle and Georg would be a considerable scalp. They wire and bug Georg's apartment so that they can hear every conversation and track every move. Gerd is obsessed with finding evidence against Georg, but over time he can't help but start to like the playwright - he realises he is a decent, intelligent man who truly loves his country and his girlfriend.After months of surveillance Gerd begins to change. His immersion in the lives of others - in love, literature, free thinking and speech - makes Wiesler acutely aware of the meagreness of his own existence and opens him to a completely new way of life. So when Georg begins to plan a resistance, Wiesler's unemotional façade is showing signs of erosion. While he observes the day-to-day life of Dreyman and Christa-Maria, he begins to be drawn into their world.

We hope you can all make it out to this event!

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