German films have always their unique charms in their own aspects. May be I am wrong, because I always see the famous and good German films. Yet, "Das Leben der Anderen" is a movie which I started to watch at 4:00 am and finished at 7:30 without exhausting a bit and thinking about the fascinating theme.
Embedded on the of 1984 east Germany where secret police used to do surveillance on every suspected individual and a prominent writer and his wife was put under this scheme. The leader of the surveillance team started to be obsessed about their lives. I do want to mention the central woman character played by Martina Gedeck who is so sensational and sensual in the part she played that I desired her every second she was on the screen. The movie had a suffocating plotline which includes a variety of politics, corruption, espionage and adultery. Worthy for the ‘best foreign language film’ of 2007. Very much of a Thought-provoking film.