The two kids in this film were also fantastic. After an intervention by Wiesler leads to Dreyman's discovering Sieland's relationship with Hempf, he implores her not to meet him again. Every time you think you have it figured out, some of the household help will pop up and throw the whole framework off-kilter. He is at first confused by the false and contradictory information regarding his activities, but when he reaches the final report, he sees a fingerprint in red ink. It'll be stuck in my mind for a long time. He said the idea for the film came to him when he was trying to come up with a scenario for a film class. It is true that many of the film's features and details may be traced to classic films of the genre, but there is nothing wrong with that.
Hempf tells him that he had been under full surveillance in 1984. Just as in the best painting of figures like Goya or Rembrandt, light and shadow reveal the objects and the people. As happened in the movie. The film's authenticity was considered notable, given that the director grew up outside of East Germany and was only 16 when the Berlin Wall fell. The more time he spends listening in on them, the more he comes to care about them.
Grace lives in a mansion with her two children, both allergic to sunlight. Shortly afterwards, Jerska hangs himself. Film critic and historian believes that The Lives of Others was one of two movies that influenced Snowden's actions, the other being the 1974 film , both being about wiretappers troubled by guilt. They are some of the most enjoyable movies of the past twenty years. Dreyman asks the former minister why he had never been monitored.
And if we were to get that here, and there's the infrastructure for it right now, we will become a democratic republic in the same sense as the East German Democratic Republic. Alakina Mann as Anne was terrific. Anton Grubitz and the conspirators believe they are safe. This provides us with a very creepy, and dark atmosphere. In a society poisoned by secrecy, fear and the abuse of power, a number of the movie's characters -- artists, actors, writers -- must look deep inside and decide what they are made of; none more so than the investigator.
Both my companion and I felt this was our favorite of the six films we had a chance to see at the festival. It is not the case of some dictator acting against his political opponents. He reads that Sieland was released just before the second search and could not have removed the typewriter. Was she good or bad? She and James Bently, who played Nicolas, really seemed like siblings. With the arrival of 3 servants, strange events star to occur in the old house and the daughter spots 'intruders' everywhere.
In an era where you can only impress young horror fanatics with bucket-loads of blood and gross-out effects, Amenabar actually re-teaches his audience that fear is especially caused by suggestion and the absence of explicit images. The once rigid Stasi officer begins to intervene in their lives, in a positive way, protecting them whenever possible. Nicole Kidman is perfectly cast in The Others. She returns home and reconciles with Dreyman. Fionnula Flanagan was also fantastic as Mrs. It's like one of the great old black and white ghost stories but better. This is a movie that took me to a place and time that felt very authentic, for a tale that was very satisfying.
This approach was widely applauded in Germany even as some criticized the humanization of Wiesler's character. After some time, he who can not find any evidence against Dreiman, will gradually find out how absurd and worth his job, until something unbelievable happens. But I'd like to see it dubbed so it had a wider audience. The acting is great, the plot actually scares you and the directing is solid. However Foreign movies can be just as thrilling or romantic or heart-breaking as Hollywood product. When the two lock eyes, it's like watching two trains crash head-first into one another. Archived from on 2 January 2008.
This is his first giant Hollywood adventure with stars in the cast and American money and yet he has total control over everything. That is one of the great things about the film; it takes the best of the genre, the best that has been made by the best directors. Two years later, Hempf and Dreyman meet while attending a performance of Dreyman's play. The Others reminds you of 'The Innocents' and there are far worse films to get compared with, if you ask me! His mission is to spy on a celebrated writer and actress couple, Georg Dreyman Sebastian Koch and Christa-Maria Sieland Martina Gedeck. Grace has so many layers, and Kidman reveals almost all of them through her face. The screenplay is one of the best of this genre I have seen in the last few years, very carefully revised and misleading, yet at the end everything makes perfect sense, not the mention on the second time you watch it.
This was a quality ghost story, with an old fashioned ambiance; downright spooky. According to German author , the movie is loosely based on his life story. Sober and discreet when needed, yet grand all the same. The only disappointment in this movie is the ending, which is slightly anti-climactic. It is even a more fantastic job when you consider that the film many people don't realize this is chiefly a Spanish production.