Save The Republic! Watch THE LIVES OF OTHERS Right Now! by Movie Blind Spot published on 2021-02-09T15:57:47Z The Lives of Others focuses on the cultural scene in East Berlin during the German Democratic Republic (GDR) in the middle of the 1980s. It illuminates the corrupt system during the communist regime of the GDR. It was a regime which was characterised by espionage and inhumane and morally doubtful acts. In the film, the Stasi commissar Gerd Wiesler, a faithful supporter of the totalitarian regime, has been instructed to observe the popular artistic couple Christa-Maria Sieland and Georg Dreyman who work at a theatre and devote their life to cultural and intellectual exchange. By eavesdropping on the couple, Wiesler penetrates into the lives of the ‘others’. Suddenly the loyal communist is faced with a forbidden and inaccessible world – a world full of free spirit, passion, challenge and diversity.