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obsessive espionage; and when routine espionage reveals different layers- the evil that men do. Watch it for some outstanding performances, lots of long quiet scenes, some chilling, others numbing, excellent direction and cinematography. Leben Der, Der Anderen, The Live, Foreign Film, Worth Watches, Henckel Von, East Berlin, Favorite Movie, Von Donnersmarck
The Lives of Others (2006) dir. by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.
While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith. Director: Douglas McGrath Writers: Douglas McGrath (screenplay), George Plimpton (book) Stars: Toby Jones, Daniel Craig and Sandra Bullock
Downfall, German, 2004. Biography | Drama | History. IMDb Rating: 8.4/10. Metascore: 82/100 (based on 35 Critics' Reviews from www.metacritic.co...). "Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII. "Downfall" explores these final days of the Reich, where senior German leaders (such as Himmler and Goring) began defecting from their beloved Fuhrer, in an effort to save their own lives, while still others (Joseph Goebbels) pledge to die with Hitler."
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011). Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his widowed mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his unhappily married brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife. Jason Segal, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon.