Into Film recommends

The Lives Of Others

The Lives Of Others
The Lives Of Others




137 minutes




German (English subtitles)

Member rating

10 Reviews

Members rating breakdown
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
View all reviews

Leader rating

This film has not been rated by a club leader yet. Be the first to rate this film.

Start an Into Film Club or Log in to rate this film


This highly acclaimed Oscar-winning drama focuses on a period of recent history that is still shrouded in secrecy. Set in Berlin in 1984, it is the story of an officer in the former communist East Germany's secret police force, the Stasi. Captain Wiesler is devoted to his job, even though it involves spying on and interrogating his own countrymen. But when Wiesler is given the task of monitoring the famous writer Georg Dreyman, he discovers that he's being used to incriminate the man purely so that a politician can move in on Dreyman's lover. Faced with this abuse of power, Wiesler finds his ideals and loyalty put to the test.

To order this film you need to be logged in as a club leader.

What is an Into Film Club?

To order this film you need to be logged in as a club leader

Log In or Start a Club

15 Classification

This film contains strong sex.

Find out more on the BBFC website

Rate this film

Club Leaders can rate films! Help other club leaders decide if this film is suitable for use in their film club by giving it a rating.

Reviews (9)

Members rating

Sort reviews by

Back to top Load more

Viewing 0 of 0 Reviews found.

Children watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in class


Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make film. Start yours today. 

Young people watching old film in a club

Do I need a licence?

Information on which licences you need to show films in your education setting.

How Do Into Film Clubs Work? header

How do Into Film Clubs work?

Find out more about what's involved in running your very own Into Film Club.

Still from training video - kids in class.


Learn to use film to raise literacy attainment and engage students.

You may also be interested in...

Load more

Viewing 0 of 0 related items.

What our educators say

"The art of discussion has improved and the breadth of language used has been enhanced by the variety of films watched, all of which we order free from the Into Film website."

- Janice Middleton, Headteacher, Edlington Victoria School, Derbyshire