German film to be shown at UT Martin
The Messenger 02.15.08
“Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others),” the first movie in the 2008 Modern Foreign Languages Foreign Film Series, is set for 7 p.m. Friday in Watkins Auditorium of Boling University Center at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
The Oscar-winning “The Lives of Others” is an emotionally-charged experience Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly calls “a nail-biter of a thriller!”
Before the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the State Secret Police closely monitored East Germany’s population. Only a few citizens above suspicion, like renowned pro-Socialist playwright Georg Dreyman, were permitted to lead private lives. But when a corrupt government official falls for Georg’s stunning actress-girlfriend, Christa, an ambitious Stasi policeman is ordered to bug the writer’s apartment to gain incriminating evidence against the rival. Now, what the officer discovers is about to dramatically change their lives, as well as his, in this seductive political thriller.
Dr. Charles Hammond, assistant professor of German at UT Martin, will introduce the film.
Each foreign film is in its original foreign language and contains English subtitles. All foreign film series movies are free and open to the public.
The film series is funded by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the Student Activities Council.
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