The Lives of Others
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Frequently Asked Questions
- How long is The Lives of Others?
- The Lives of Others is 2 hr 17 min long.
- Who directed The Lives of Others?
- Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
- Who is Christa-Maria Sieland in The Lives of Others?
- Martina Gedeck plays Christa-Maria Sieland in the film.
- What is The Lives of Others about?
- In 1983 East Berlin, dedicated Stasi officer Gerd Wiesler, doubting that a famous playwright is loyal to the Communist Party, receives approval to spy on the man and his actress-lover Christa-Maria. Wiesler becomes unexpectedly sympathetic to the couple, then faces conflicting loyalties when his superior takes a liking to Christa-Maria and orders him to get the playwright out of the way.