If you can take subtitles

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. 

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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