Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

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    Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck is a German Film Director who has worked on several short films before this movie. The Lives of Others is the first film that Donnersmarck had written, directed and won an oscar in 2006 for being the best foreign-language film. This film works in Germany, around 1984, while Germany was still split into 2 parts; East Germany and West Germany. The film depicts how the environment was like in Germany at this point of time and how one side is better than the other war continued. It’s a powerful but quiet film filled with hidden thoughts and secret desires. Wiesler was first shown giving a lecture of investigation to a group of college students before being asked to come and join the Stasi for an investigation.…

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    Through the use of symbolism, characterisation, allegorical depiction of sceptical archetypes. Animal Farm, a tale written by George Orwell and, The Lives of Others directed by Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck both explore the, dangers that are inherent in a totalitarian and socialist regime. Each texts demonstrates that hope for change is needed in a totalitarian society however come to different conclusions. Through these texts we see that the totalitarian government has no conscience about…

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