Movie Review
The Lives of Others / The Decomposition of the Soul

By: Nancy Keefe Rhodes

Posted 02/09/2007 - 07:45:29 AM by Seth2006:
 Markus Wolf was not the Director of the Stasi Police. He was the foreign intelligence division chief. Erich Mielke was the minister, and he died in the 1990s along with Honecker. Otherwise a good article; although I thought the film was garbage, it's cool you bring an understanding of when they're making it into your take.
Posted 02/12/2007 - 03:34:07 AM by toddburns:
 The above mentioned inaccuracy has been corrected on 2/12/2006.
Posted 02/28/2007 - 01:51:36 AM by hibeside:
 ' Once they meet inside the interrogation cell, Wiesler half-pleads with her to remember her “public.” Behind the one-way mirror, Wiesler’s boss snorts incredulously, “Her public! What strange ideas he has!” ' The word translated on my print was 'audience' not 'public.' Not all that important, but he does say it with reference to when he called himself her audience. And the idea 'audience' includes more than the concept of a public, I think.