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The Lives of Others

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Rated: 18+ (R)20062h 17mOn: Netflix The Criterion Channel Tags: Police War Spy Country: Germany

A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the system.The Lives of Others featuring Martina Gedeck and Ulrich Mühe is streaming with subscription on Netflix, streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, available for rent or purchase on iTunes, and 7 others. It's a drama and mystery movie with a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 93% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.4 (332,612 votes).

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Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck


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Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & The Criterion Channel).

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Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 5 others).

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#61 Ranked Movie

#2 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel

#2 Ranked in Spy Movies

#15 Ranked in Thriller Movies

The Lives of Others has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 93% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.4 (332,612 votes). The movie is extremely popular with Reelgood users lately.

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