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The Lives of Others (2004)
german title Das Leben der Anderen
movie type Feature Film
directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
writing credits Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
executive production Wiedemann & Berg Fil...
country Germany
genre Drama

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Cast Part
Ulrich Mühe  Gerd Wiesler  [L]
Martina Gedeck  Christa Maria Sieland  [L]
Sebastian Koch  Georg Dreymann  [L]
Thomas Thieme  Minister Bruno Hempf  [L]
Ulrich Tukur  Anton Grubitz  [L]
Hans Uwe Bauer  Paul Hauser  [SR]
Inga Birkenfeld  Elena/Bstu Beamtin  [SR]
 Ludwig Blochberger  Benedikt Lehmann  [SR]
 Werner Daehn  Stasi Einastzleiter  [SR]
 Paul Faßnacht  Onkel Frank Hauser  [SR]
Michael Gerber  Zahnarzt  [SR]
Marie Gruber  Frau Meinicke  [SR]
Sheri Hagen  Martha 1991  [SR]
Hubertus Hartmann  Schwalber  [SR]
Stefan Lehnberg  Stasimajor  [SR]
 Volker Zack Michalowski  Schriftexperte  [SR]
Klaus Münster  Erich Mielke  [SR]
Harald Polzin  Stabsfeldwebel Werner  [SR]
Edward Scheuzger  Walter  [SR]
Jens Wassermann  Rolf Andi Wenzke-Falkenau  [SR]
Charlene Beck  cubanische Schülerin  [BP]
Hildegard Schroedter  Elena 84  [BP]
Paul Maximilian Schüller  Junge mit Ball  [BP]

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Departement Credit Name
Accounting Dept. production accountant Wolfgang Rhaden
Camera Department director of photography Hagen Bogdanski
first assistant camera Nicolay Gutscher / Scope (Hawk Anamorphic)
second assistant camera Alexander Bscheidl
still photographer Hagen Keller + Porträts Stil 1975 -1990
camera trainee Paul Rohlfs
Casting casting director Simone Bär
casting assistant Kirstin Plotz
Costume Department costume designer Gabriele Binder oscar 2007, nominierung lola
assistant costume designer Najad Kirchberger Oskar 2007 : bester ausländischer Film
wardrobe Susanne Paulus-Segerath
wardrobe Kerstina Schemmel
wardrobe Anne Dettmer Garderobenassistentin
wardrobe Stefanie Schulze Komparsen
Director's Department director Florian Henckel von Donnersmar...
1st assistant director Claudia Beewen
2nd2nd resp. third assistant director Katharina Hofmann
script supervisor Matthias Junge
trainee director's department Katrin Arendt
Editing editor Patricia Rommel Oscar 2007 - Best Foreign Film
assistant editor Olivia Retzer Assistenz Supervising
assistant editor Maria Stiernman
assistant editor Sylvain Coutandin Post-production assistant
Grip key/dolly grip Stephan Sommersberg
grip trainee Heiko Kohl
grip trainee Kay Kirchhoff Assistenz Tageweise
Lighting gaffer Michael 'Rossi' Röska
best boy Michael Koschorreck
best boy Holger Löhner
rigging gaffer Jürgen Ruge
electrician Stephan Peters Zusatz 1 DT
electrician Florian Wentzel
electrician Martin Lieckfeld
electrician Ralph Leopold
electrician Mark Müller
electrician Richard Nitsche Rigging Crew
additional electrician Andreas Richter
Makeup Department makeup artist / hair stylist Annett Schulze Oscar 2007
makeup artist / hair stylist Sabine Schumann Oscar 2007
additional make up artist Christine Neubauer [1] 
additional make up artist Karla Meirer
Music composer Stéphane Moucha
composer Gabriel Yared
Producer producer Max Wiedemann
producer Quirin Berg
co-producer Dirk Hamm
Production Design production designer Silke Buhr
assistant production designer Christian Sitta
set decorator Christiane Rothe
construction coordinator Frank Noack
prop master Klaus Spielhagen 1984-1992
standby props Olaf Kronenthal 1984-1992 (Academy awards 2007)
set dresser Frank Noack
assistent stand by propman Sandra Zimmerle
location scout Thomas Duchnicki
location scout Martin Zillger In Zusammenarbeit mit Creative Location
set builder Frank Noack
set builder Danny Stuchlik
set builder Gonda Hinrichs
set builder Mathias Lücking
set builder Hannes Koch
set builder Dirk Witek
stand by set builder Frank Noack
scenic painter Daniela von Waberer
scenic painter Felix Gallo
Production Mgt. production manager Tom Sternitzke
assistant production manager Christine Haupt Produktionskoordination
unit manager Lisa Schmidt
location manager Peter Maasz
production assistant Annick Wiedenmann
production driver Jan Bludau
production assistant Martin Pust Set-Assistent
Screenplay screenwriter Florian Henckel von Donnersmar...
researcher Nicole Wolfarth
Sound Department production sound mixer Arno Wilms
production sound mixer Hubertus Rath
second boom operator Mark Wegner ADR Boom-Operator
Sound Post Production sound re-recording mixer Hubertus Rath
sound re-recording mixer Kai Hoffmann Audiokommentar Ulrich Mühe(Rec
sound designer Christoph von Schönburg
supervising sound editor Christoph von Schönburg
dialogue editor Andrea Koschmieder
foley editor João da Costa Pinto
adr editor Eva Claudius
Special Effects special effects supervisor Hans Seck
special effects technician Manolo Sotillo Navazo Regen
special effects technician Adrian Lorberth
Stunts stunt coordinator   Alister Mazzotti
stunt driver Olaf Kronenthal
Further Crew consultant Philipp F. Kölmel Musikaufnahmen Vorproduktion

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company
Creado Film GmbH & Co. KG Koproduzent
Wiedemann & Berg Film GmbH & Co. KG

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company  

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 department company
 Production Design Costumes COMME des COSTUMES KB: Gabriele Binder
  Costumes Theaterkunst GmbH Kostümaussta... KB: Gabriele Binder
  Costumes Was ihr wollt als COMME des COSTUM...
  Decoration Film u. Theaterbauten Gonda Hi...
  Locations and Studios creative location Motivsuche
  Locations and Studios zlocationz
  Props Historische technische Requisi... Rundfunkgeräte, Tele...
 Production Office Services, -Supplies, Translations Flatliners GmbH Produktionsbüro
  Production Services Cine-Berlin-Service GmbH
  Production Services götterspeisen CATERING
  Production Services Schönwitz Filmservice Absperrungen
 VFX / Post Production Sound (Postproduction) CinePostproduction GmbH Ton
 In Front of the Camera Extras/Bit Player Agentur Iris Müller
  Stunts mazzotti action

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Recipients Year Award Category  
Hagen Bogdanski 2006 Deutscher Filmpreis Beste Kamera won
Gabriele Binder 2006 Deutscher Filmpreis Bestes Kostümbild nominated
Silke Buhr 2006 Deutscher Filmpreis Bestes Szenenbild won
Florian Henckel von Donner... 2006 Bayerischer Filmpreis Bestes Drehbuch won
Florian Henckel von Donner... 2006 Bayerischer Filmpreis Beste Nachwuchsregie won
Florian Henckel von Donner... 2006 Deutscher Filmpreis Beste Regie won
Florian Henckel von Donner... 2006 Deutscher Filmpreis Bestes Drehbuch won
Florian Henckel von Donner... 2006 Locarno Int. Filmfestival [... Publikumspreis won
Florian Henckel von Donner... 2006 Europäischer Filmpreis Bester Europäischer Film won
Florian Henckel von Donner... 2006 Europäischer Filmpreis Bestes Drehbuch won
Florian Henckel von Donner... 2006 Golden Globes [us] Bester ausländischer Film nominated
Ulrich Mühe 2006 Bayerischer Filmpreis Bester Hauptdarsteller won
Ulrich Mühe 2006 Deutscher Filmpreis Bester Hauptdarsteller won
Ulrich Mühe 2006 Europäischer Filmpreis Bester Europäischer Schausp... won
Ulrich Tukur 2006 Deutscher Filmpreis Bester Nebendarsteller won
Patricia Rommel 2006 Deutscher Filmpreis Bester Schnitt nominated
  Ludwig Blochberger 2006 Undine Award Bester jugendlicher Nebenda... nominated
Max Wiedemann 2006 Bayerischer Filmpreis VGF-Nachwuchsproduzentenpre... won
Max Wiedemann 2006 Deutscher Filmpreis Bester Spielfilm won
Quirin Berg 2006 Bayerischer Filmpreis VGF-Nachwuchsproduzentenpre... won
Quirin Berg 2006 Deutscher Filmpreis Bester Spielfilm won
Christoph von Schönburg 2006 Deutscher Filmpreis Beste Tongestaltung nominated
Arno Wilms 2006 Deutscher Filmpreis Beste Tongestaltung nominated
Hubertus Rath 2006 Deutscher Filmpreis Beste Tongestaltung nominated
Gabriel Yared 2006 Deutscher Filmpreis Beste Filmmusik nominated
Stéphane Moucha 2006 Deutscher Filmpreis Beste Filmmusik nominated
Florian Henckel von Donner... 2007 Academy Awards (Oscar) [us] Best Foreign Language Film won
Max Wiedemann 2007 Academy Awards (Oscar) [us] Best Foreign Language Film won
Quirin Berg 2007 Academy Awards (Oscar) [us] Best Foreign Language Film won

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Premiere Germany (Movie Theater) 23.03.2006

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production info
 
first shooting day
26.10.2004  
last shooting day
17.12.2004  
  locations Berlin und Umgebung  
  film boards FilmFernsehFonds Bayern: 300.000
German Federal Film Board: 250.000 Euro
 
technical info  
  Aspect ratio Cinemascope (1 : 2,39)  
  sound mix Dolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 Kanäle)  
  Colour/B&W colour