If you can take subtitles
September 18, 2007 Leave a comment
Its been a while since I've been moved to share my thoughts on any particular movie. I realize that subtitles aren't for everyone, but if you don't mind them, the German film, “The Lives of Others,” is surely the best movie I have seen this year. It is set in East Berlin in 1984 and tells of the surveillance by the Stasi– East Germany's notorious secret police– of a playwright and his girlfriend. All the characters struggle with difficult moral choices in a tense story that increasingly pulls the viewer in. Great stuff.