MUMBAI: The INOX Theatre in Mumbai has brought to town its patron’s Academy-award winning movie The Lives of Others. The German movie (with English subtitles) will release with only three prints in India and will be playing at INOX Nariman Point and INOX Pune from 29 February – 6 March.
Winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the 2007 Academy Awards and Best Non English Language Film at the 2008 BAFTA awards, The Lives of Others is an intensely gripping thriller and moving love story. The film had earlier won seven Deutscher Filmpreis awards including best film, best director, best screenplay, best actor and best supporting actor, after having set a new record with 11 nominations. It was also nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 64th Golden Globe Awards and has been screened at film festivals across the world.
Five years before its downfall, the former East-German government ensured its claim to power with a ruthless system of control and surveillance. Party-loyalist Captain Gerd Wiesler hopes to boost his career when given the job of collecting evidence against the playwright Georg Dreyman and his girlfriend, the celebrated theater actress Christa-Maria Sieland. But this immersion in The Lives of Others – in love, literature, free thinking and speech – makes Wiesler acutely aware of the meagerness of his own existence and opens to him a completely new way of life.
INOX Nariman Point general manager Arun Bhatia said, "We are extremely proud to be one of the three theatres across India to be screening this acclaimed movie and we are sure that our patrons greatly will enjoy the film.”