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Recently, I have seen quite a few good movies. I was bewitched by the sad and fascinating Laberinto del Fauno, struck by Forest Whitaker's thrilling performance as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland and surprised by the smart and perfectly staged Lucky Number Slevin. However, today I have found my favourite: The Lives of Others.

This German movie tells about a Stasi captain in the DDR who is in charge of spying on a famous theatre director. Originally cold, perfectionist and emotionless, he starts to like and feel for the "objects" he has to observe. I don't want to tell no more about the story, just that this movie is very well made and deserved the Oscar it won this year without a doubt.

In my point of view, the movie makes a very good point how personal lifes and careers can depend on the goodwill of the ones in power. Although the story plays in the old days of the Democratic Republic of Germany, it should not be forgotten that this is still reality for people somewhere else right now and we should not wait to act against it until we watch a movie about it. Because then it will be already too late...