: THE SET UP (25%)
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Meet Gerd WIESLER (Ulrich Mühe), captain of East German secret police Stasi.Interrogating a prisoner, and demonstrating interrogation techniques to students.When we meet Wiesler he is a battle hardened soldier of the GDR machine, A methodological by the book, programmed Stasi interrogator. Agent of the state through and through.
Meet Wiesler's superior, Anton
(Ulrich Tukur) Lieutenant Colonel of the Stasiand Head of the Culture Department. Invites Wiesler to the theater.
Wiesler and Grubitz arrive at Theater, we meet Minister Bruno Hempf (Thomas Thieme),and writer and popular GDR playwright Georg
(Sebastian Koch), Wiesler issuspicious of him, and is out to get him. Play begins
Goal of MainCharacter
Meet Christa-Maria Sieland (Martina Gedeck)a prominent stage actress, performing onstage, Dreymans girlfriend, Hempfs Desire, and reasons why Dreyman is monitored bythe Stasi (Wiesler).Wiesler, expresses interest in monitoring Dreyman..
Grubitz meets Hempf, both suspicious of Dreyman, Hempf orders a secret and limitedsurveillance of Dreymans home. (he has powerful ties) Hempf is being careful, Wieslerswish is being granted.
Dreyman and Christa-Maria dancing at party, toast given to them by Hempf, Grubitz andWiesler in corner observing. Dreyman speaking with Hempf about the blacklisting of adirector named Jerska
Wiesler begins surveillance of Dreyman, monitors his movements to and from his home.Notices Christa-Maria exiting a limo, takes down the plate number.Next day, enters Dreymans apartment to bug it.
Dreyman visits a Jerska a blacklisted Director who has been forbidden from doing hiswork. Unhappy, depressed, and feels like he is Nothing, Dreyman tries to give himhope
Wiesler, arrives in the attic of Dreymans building were all of his monitoring equipmentis set up, he plugs in and begins to listenAs Dreyman arrives home to Christa-Mariadecorating the apartment for his birthday party..
The first guest rings the doorbell, Dreyman exits to see let them in, and Christa-Mariadowns a few pills from a vial in her coat pocketCut toapartment filled with guest, and party in progress, a couple arrives bearing gifts,Dreyman, notices Jerska there sitting by himself reading a Brecht book, and approachesand sits next to him. Jerska hands him his present wrapped in brown paper.