Das Leben der Anderen
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Connect with IMDb


News for
The Lives of Others (2006) More at IMDbPro »Das Leben der Anderen (original title)


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

19 items from 2006


THR Indie nod to SPC chiefs at Sundance

17 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents Tom Bernard and Michael Barker will be the recipients of The Hollywood Reporter's inaugural Indie Mogul Award, to be presented next month at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City.

The award was created to recognize the continued growth of the independent film arena and to celebrate the achievements of prominent executives with a reputation for producing and releasing quality indie features.

Bernard and Barker, 25-year veterans of the indie sector, have built a reputation in the industry as the chief purveyors of high-profile films and enjoy ongoing relationships with some of cinema's most respected auteurs.

This year, the executives have backed an eclectic slate that includes such critically acclaimed pictures as Germany's The Lives of Others, China's Curse of the Golden Flower and Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles and Spain's Volver, and they continue to prove that, with the right business model, there's money to be made on foreign-language product. »

Permalink | Report a problem


LA Critics Pick 'Letter from Iwo Jima'; New York Favors 'United 93'

11 December 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Is there a favorite emerging? After picking up the National Board of Review's top honor, Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima was also named Best Picture by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Sunday. Though the Japanese-language World War II drama nabbed the group's biggest award (and Eastwood was the runner-up for director honors), overall the LA critics favored The Queen, which took home four awards, including Best Actress for Helen Mirren and Supporting Actor for Michael Sheen, as well as screenplay and score honors; the Queen Elizabeth II drama was also the runner-up for Best Picture. The Best Actor award was a split decision, going to both Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland and, in a bit of a surprise, Sasha Baron Cohen for the hit comedy Borat. Other major awards included United 93's Paul Greengrass for Best Director, Luminita Gheorghiu for Best Supporting Actress for The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, The Lives of Others for Best Foreign Language Film, Happy Feet for Best Animated Film and An Inconvenient Truth for Best Documentary.

UPDATE: The New York Film Critics Circle voted on their awards Monday morning, giving their top honor to September 11th verite drama United 93 and Best Director to Martin Scorsese for The Departed. Racking up yet even more wins were the now-ubiquitous Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) and Helen Mirren (The Queen), taking home their third Best Actor and Actress awards thus far; The Queen was also honored with the screenplay award. Supporting awards went to former child star Jackie Earle Haley for his role as a pedophile in Little Children, and star-in-the-making Jennifer Hudson for her scene-stealing turn in Dreamgirls. Other major awards included Army of Shadows for Foreign Language Film (the 1969 Jean-Pierre Melville film received its first US release just this year), Happy Feet for Animated Film, Deliver Us from Evil for Non-Fiction Film, Pan's Labyrinth for Cinematography, and Half Nelson for Best First Film. --Mark Englehart, IMDb staff »

Permalink | Report a problem


LA Critics Pick 'Letter from Iwo Jima'

8 December 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Is there a favorite emerging? After picking up the National Board of Review's top honor, Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima was also named Best Picture by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Sunday. Though the Japanese-language World War II drama nabbed the group's biggest award (and Eastwood was the runner-up for director honors), overall the LA critics favored The Queen, which took home four awards, including Best Actress for Helen Mirren and Supporting Actor for Michael Sheen, as well as screenplay and score honors; the Queen Elizabeth II drama was also the runner-up for Best Picture. The Best Actor award was a split decision, going to both Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland and, in a bit of a surprise, Sasha Baron Cohen for the hit comedy Borat. Other major awards included United 93's Paul Greengrass for Best Director, Luminita Gheorghiu for Best Supporting Actress for The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, The Lives of Others for Best Foreign Language Film, Happy Feet for Best Animated Film and An Inconvenient Truth for Best Documentary. --Mark Englehart, IMDb staff »

Permalink | Report a problem


Cruz Takes Best Actress at EFA

4 December 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Penelope Cruz walked away with the Best Actress title at the European Film Awards in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday night, winning over judges with her performance in Spanish film Volver. The Pedro Almodovar-directed comedy drama took home five awards, including Best Director and Best Cinematography, but lost out to German movie The Lives Of Others in the Best Film category. The Florian Henckel Von Donnermarck movie, about East Germany's secret police, also beat British director Ken Loach's The Wind That Shakes The Barley, The Road To Guantanamo by Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross, Neil Jordan's Breakfast On Pluto, and Grbavica by Bosnia's Jasmila Zbanic to the coveted award. Filmmaker Roman Polanski was honored with the Lifetime Achievement prize. Returning to his native country to accept the gong he insisted "only good things" happened to him in Warsaw. »

Permalink | Report a problem


'Apocalypto' on foreign Globes list

28 November 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Clint Eastwood's Letters From Iwo Jima and Mel Gibson's Apocalypto could find themselves competing against such high-profile foreign films as Pedro Almodovar's Volver, Guillermo Del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's The Lives of Others at the 64th annual Golden Globe Awards.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. released its list of eligible foreign-language films Monday, and both the Eastwood and Gibson movies made the first cut. By contrast, neither film is eligible in the Academy Awards' foreign-language film category because the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has no provision for accommodating non-English-language films produced by U.S. companies in its foreign-language category.

In order to achieve a geographical spread, the Academy gives a certain weight to the country of origin -- it allows only one film to be submitted per country and has no mechanism for the U.S. to submit a movie. But the HFPA considers any film in a foreign language that screens for its members by its deadline.

Recounting the Battle of Iwo Jima from the point of view of the Japanese, the Japanese-language Letters, Eastwood's companion piece to the current Flags of Our Fathers, was originally scheduled for release by Warner Bros. Pictures in February, then moved to Dec. 20, which qualified it for consideration by both groups. "It emerged in contention five minutes before our deadline," HFPA president Philip Berk said. »

Permalink | Report a problem


Homegrown films enjoy growing b.o. share

21 November 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

COLOGNE, Germany -- German films are riding high, taking a 25.7% share of the local boxoffice so far this year, according to figures released Tuesday by Nielsen EDI. That compares to a 17% market share for local films in the territory for 2005.

On an admissions basis, a German movie has been No. 1 in the charts every week for the last 10 weeks -- the best such streak in 20 years.

The only film to challenge German hegemony at No. 1 was 20th Century Fox's Borat, which sneaked into the top slot last weekend with a boxoffice haul of $2.3 million, about $1,000 more than local champ "7 Dwarves 2: The Forest Is Not Enough," which actually sold more tickets.

Three of the top 10 films in the territory this year are homegrown -- 7 Dwarves 2, Tom Twyker's "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" and soccer documentary Germany. A Summer Fairytale, from Soenke Wortmann.

Other local achievers include The Lives of Others, the drama about the former East Germany's secret police, and kids film The Wild Soccer Bunch 3, both of which pulled in blockbuster-sized audiences. »

Permalink | Report a problem


European Film Awards: Volver vs. Lives of Others

6 November 2006 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- Founded in 1988, the European Film Academy currently unites 1,700 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting Europe's film culture. Here are this year's noms.... European Film 2006 Breakfast On Pluto; Ireland/UK Directed by Neil Jordan Produced by Parallel Film Productions Ltd./Number 9 Films Grbavica; Austria/Bosnia-Herzegovina/Germany/Croatia Directed by Jasmila Zbanic Produced by Coop99 Filmproduktion Gmbh/Deblokada/Noirfilm/Jadran Film Das Leben Der Anderen (The Lives Of Others); Germany Directed by Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck Produced by Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion/Bayerischer Rundfunk/Arte/Creado Film The Road To Guantanamo; UK Directed by Michael Winterbottom And Mat Whitecross Produced by Revolution Films Ltd. Volver; Spain Directed by Pedro Almodovar Produced by El Deseo D.A., S.L.U. The Wind That Shakes The Barley; UK/Ireland/Germany/Italy/Spain Directed By Ken Loach Produced By Sixteen Films/Matador Pictures/Regent Capital/UK Film Council/Bord Scannan Na »

Permalink | Report a problem


'Volver,' 'Lives' top EFA noms

6 November 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Volver, an opulent melodrama from veteran Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, and The Lives of Others, a claustrophobic look at life in communist East Germany from first-timer helmer Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, garnered the most nominations for this year's European Film Awards.

Volver and Lives each picked up six EFA noms, including ones for best European film, best director and best actress -- for Penelope Cruz (Volver) and Martina Gedeck (Lives). Lives co-star Ulrich Muehe picked up a best actor nom for his portrayal of a Stasi surveillance expert.

Cruz and Gedeck are up against some tough competition, including Sandra Hueller, nominated for her performance as a girl possessed by demons in Requiem; Mirjana Karanovic, as woman scarred by the Balkan war in Jasmila Zbanic's Grbavica; Nathalie Baye as a tough police detective in Le petit lieutenant, from Xavier Beauvois; and Sarah Polley as a hearing-impaired woman caring for a disabled man in The Secret Life of Words.

Close behind Volver and Lives in the EFA-nomination stakes was Ken Loach's Palme d'Or winner "The Wind That Shakes the Barley," which received five nominations, including film, director and actor for Cillian Murphy.

Murphy's nom also was for his performance as an Irish transvestite in Neil Jordan's Breakfast on Pluto, a best European film nominee.

»

Permalink | Report a problem


'Volver,' 'Lives' top EFA noms

6 November 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Volver, an opulent melodrama from veteran Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, and The Lives of Others, a claustrophobic look at life in communist East Germany from first-timer helmer Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, garnered the most nominations for this year's European Film Awards.

Volver and Lives each picked up six EFA noms, including ones for best European film, best director and best actress -- for Penelope Cruz (Volver) and Martina Gedeck (Lives). Lives co-star Ulrich Muehe picked up a best actor nom for his portrayal of a Stasi surveillance expert.

Cruz and Gedeck are up against some tough competition, including Sandra Hueller, nominated for her performance as a girl possessed by demons in Requiem; Mirjana Karanovic, as woman scarred by the Balkan war in Jasmila Zbanic's Grbavica; Nathalie Baye as a tough police detective in Le petit lieutenant, from Xavier Beauvois; and Sarah Polley as a hearing-impaired woman caring for a disabled man in The Secret Life of Words.

Close behind Volver and Lives in the EFA-nomination stakes was Ken Loach's Palme d'Or winner "The Wind That Shakes the Barley," which received five nominations, including film, director and actor for Cillian Murphy.

Murphy's nom also was for his performance as an Irish transvestite in Neil Jordan's Breakfast on Pluto, a best European film nominee.

»

Permalink | Report a problem


'Lives of Others' takes Vancouver fest award

13 October 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

MONTREAL -- German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's debut feature The Lives of Others grabbed the People's Choice award at the Vancouver International Film Festival, which ended Friday. Henckel's political thriller, set in 1984-era East Berlin, was selected as the top international film by festival audiences, with Mystic Ball, Greg Hamilton's portrait of a Burmese sport coming away with the audience award for most popular Canadian film. Political and social-policy themed films took home the bulk of trophies. The juried best documentary feature award went to Connie Field's Have You Heard From Johannesburg. Vancouver's competition jury also gave a Special Jury Prize to Radiant City, a treatise on the changing face of the suburbs from Canada's Gary Burns and Jim Brown. Earlier in the festival, John Torres took the Dragons and Tigers Award for Todo Todo Teros (the Philippines), a film dealing with politics and terrorism. And the best western Canada feature film award went to Everything's Gone Green, a drama set in Vancouver from director Paul Fox, and with a screenplay by Generation-X novelist Douglas Coupland. Carmen Moore grabbed the Artistic Merit Award for her performance in Unnatural and Accidental, Canadian director Carl Bessai's adaptation of a play about aboriginal women. »

Permalink | Report a problem


Whitaker, Luke, Lohan up for Hollywood awards

27 September 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Forest Whitaker, Derek Luke and Lindsay Lohan have been selected to join the list of honorees at the 10th annual Hollywood Film Festival's Hollywood Awards, which is set for Oct. 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The festival, which runs Oct 19-23 at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, has also issued a list of nominees for its Hollywood World Awards. They are: 12:08 East of Bucharest, directed by Corneliu Porumboiu; Buenos Aires, 1977, Adrian Caetano; Climates, Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Grbavica, directed by Jasmila Zbanic; The Lives of Others, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck; Pan's Labyrinth, directed by Guillermo del Toro; The Queen, Stephen Frears; Red Road, Andrea Arnold; Volver, Pedro Almodovar; and The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Ken Loach. »

Permalink | Report a problem


Germany submits 'Lives of Others' for Oscar

18 September 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

COLOGNE, Germany -- Germany has picked Stasi drama The Lives of Others from first-time filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck as the country's official entry for the 2007 foreign-language film Oscar. The Lives of Others, was the big winner at this year's German Film Awards, picking up seven Lolas, including best film and best acting nods for stars Ulrich Muehe and Ulrich Tukur. It tells the story of a by-the-book Stasi agent (Muehe) assigned to spy on one of East Germany's most popular playwrights (Sebastian Koch). While listening to this lives of this free-spirited artist and his dissident friends, the agent begins to question the totalitarian system he has devoted his life to. »

Permalink | Report a problem


'Lives' drama picking up steam

22 May 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

CANNES -- There has been a run on Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's Stasi drama The Lives of Others, which won seven Lola awards at the German Film Prizes this month and which Beta Cinema is hawking in Cannes. The film has sold to Metronome for Scandinavia, ABC Distribution for Benelux, Alpha Filmes for Argentina, Europa Filmes for Brazil and Prooptiki for Greece/Bulgaria/Romania and Cyprus. Beta expects to close for major European territories, as well as Japan, in the coming days. U.S. buyers also are circling, with Sony Pictures Classics rumored to be close to a deal. »

Permalink | Report a problem


'Lives' drama picking up steam

22 May 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

CANNES -- There has been a run on Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's Stasi drama The Lives of Others, which won seven Lola awards at the German Film Prizes this month and which Beta Cinema is hawking in Cannes. The film has sold to Metronome for Scandinavia, ABC Distribution for Benelux, Alpha Filmes for Argentina, Europa Filmes for Brazil and Prooptiki for Greece/Bulgaria/Romania and Cyprus. Beta expects to close for major European territories, as well as Japan, in the coming days. U.S. buyers also are circling, with Sony Pictures Classics rumored to be close to a deal. »

Permalink | Report a problem


'Others' hatches seven Lolas

14 May 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

BERLIN -- The Lives of Others, a gripping drama about the East German secret service, the Stasi, overthrew the competition Friday, winning seven Lolas, Germany's top film prize, including best film. First-time director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck took home the best directing Lola as well as the best screenplay statuette for his self-penned script. Ulrich Muehe won the best acting Lola for his portrayal of a by-the-book Stasi agent who begins to question the system he has dedicated his life to. Part thriller, part love story, part German history lesson, The Lives of Others is the most talked-about film of the year in Germany. Speaking after the awards, von Donnersmarck said in an interview that he hopes his Lola success will translate into greater international attention for the film. »

Permalink | Report a problem


Stasi drama tops Lola nods

14 May 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

BERLIN -- The Lives of Others, a gripping drama about the East German secret service, the Stasi, overthrew the competition Friday, winning seven Lolas, Germany's top film prize, including best film. First-time director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck took home the best directing Lola as well as the best screenplay statuette for his self-penned script. Ulrich Muehe won the best acting Lola for his portrayal of a by-the-book Stasi agent who begins to question the system he has dedicated his life to. Part thriller, part love story, part German history lesson, The Lives of Others is the most talked-about film of the year in Germany. Speaking after the awards, von Donnersmarck said in an interview that he hopes his Lola success will translate into greater international attention for the film. »

Permalink | Report a problem


Stasi drama tops Lola nods

12 May 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

BERLIN -- The Lives of Others, a gripping drama about the East German secret service, the Stasi, overthrew the competition Friday, winning seven Lolas, Germany's top film prize, including best film. First-time director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck took home the best directing Lola as well as the best screenplay statuette for his self-penned script. Ulrich Muehe won the best acting Lola for his portrayal of a by-the-book Stasi agent who begins to question the system he has dedicated his life to. Part thriller, part love story, part German history lesson, The Lives of Others is the most talked-about film of the year in Germany. Speaking after the awards, von Donnersmarck said in an interview that he hopes his Lola success will translate into greater international attention for the film. »

Permalink | Report a problem


Stasi drama tops Lola nods

12 May 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

BERLIN -- The Lives of Others, a gripping drama about the East German secret service, the Stasi, overthrew the competition Friday, winning seven Lolas, Germany's top film prize, including best film. First-time director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck took home the best directing Lola as well as the best screenplay statuette for his self-penned script. Ulrich Muehe won the best acting Lola for his portrayal of a by-the-book Stasi agent who begins to question the system he has dedicated his life to. Part thriller, part love story, part German history lesson, The Lives of Others is the most talked-about film of the year in Germany. Speaking after the awards, von Donnersmarck said in an interview that he hopes his Lola success will translate into greater international attention for the film. »

Permalink | Report a problem


Stasi drama tops Lola nods

12 May 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

BERLIN -- The Lives of Others, a gripping drama about the East German secret service, the Stasi, overthrew the competition Friday, winning seven Lolas, Germany's top film prize, including best film. First-time director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck took home the best directing Lola as well as the best screenplay statuette for his self-penned script. Ulrich Muehe won the best acting Lola for his portrayal of a by-the-book Stasi agent who begins to question the system he has dedicated his life to. Part thriller, part love story, part German history lesson, The Lives of Others is the most talked-about film of the year in Germany. Speaking after the awards, von Donnersmarck said in an interview that he hopes his Lola success will translate into greater international attention for the film. »

Permalink | Report a problem


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

19 items from 2006


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners