Tag Archives: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Fall of the Wall: Movies on Life Behind the Iron Curtain

The clip above shows Peter Gabriel performing in Berlin yesterday, at the 25th anniversary of the infamous Wall’s demise. It was a festive occasion, with appearances by among others Mikhail Gorbachev and Lech Walesa, highlighted by the “Lichtgrenze” installation, lit balloons marking the original path of the Berlin Wall. Watching the balloons rise into the … Continue reading Fall of the Wall: Movies on Life Behind the Iron Curtain

The Tourist

THE PERFECT TRIP – THE PERFECT TRAP. On a train to Venice, an American math teacher (Johnny Depp) meets a beautiful woman (Angelina Jolie) and is drawn into the Scotland Yard’s hunt for her mysterious lover. This remake of the French film Anthony Zimmer (2005) was the director’s first American project and he ends up … Continue reading The Tourist

Lives of Others: A Fly On the Wall

BEFORE THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL, EAST GERMANY’S SECRET POLICE LISTENED TO YOUR SECRETS. It’s a day like many others. A group of Stasi agents have discreetly broken into an apartment and bugged it. It doesn’t take long, but as they leave the apartment the leader of the group spots movement behind the neighbor’s … Continue reading Lives of Others: A Fly On the Wall