Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Lives of Others

When Pan's Labyrinth did not win the Oscar for Best Foreign film this year, I thought they were robbed. But I have just seen the winner, The Lives of Others, and I get it. This German film is beautifully shot, great story and amazing acting. Government surveillance of everyday life has consequences for people pursuing their loves and lifestyle. Not always a happy story.


2 Dollar Productions said...

I thought this was the biggest shock at the Oscars last year, but maybe I"ll have to rent this one and see for myself. Sounds interesting.

I'm going to catch "3:10 to Yuma" next weekend as it's been awhile since I've seen a western.

Linda said...

This one is well worth the rental.

3:10 to Yuma and The Assassination of Jesse James look like westerns well worth the movie $$. If Crowe, Bale and Pitt can't get it done, I don't know who can.