: THE SET UP (25%)
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Meet Gerd WIESLER (Ulrich Mühe), captain of East German secretpolice Stasi. Interrogating a prisoner, and demonstrating interrogationtechniques to students.When we meet Wiesler he is a battle hardened soldier of the GDR machine, A methodological by the book, programmedStasi interrogator. Agent of the state through and through.
Meet Wiesler's superior, Anton
(Ulrich Tukur) LieutenantColonel of the Stasi and Head of the Culture Department. InvitesWiesler 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 is suspicious of him, and is out toget him. Play begins
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Meet Christa-Maria Sieland (Martina Gedeck) a prominent stageactress, performing on stage, Dreyman’s girlfriend, Hempf’s Desire,and reasons why Dreyman is monitored by the Stasi (Wiesler).Wiesler, expresses interest in monitoring Dreyman..
Grubitz meets Hempf, both suspicious of Dreyman, Hempf orders asecret and limited surveillance of Dreyman’s home. (he has powerfulties) Hempf is being careful, Wiesler’s wish is being granted.
Dreyman and Christa-Maria dancing at party, toast given to them byHempf, Grubitz and Wiesler in corner observing. Dreyman speakingwith Hempf about the blacklisting of a director named Jerska…
Wiesler begins surveillance of Dreyman, monitors his movements toand from his home. Notices Christa-Maria exiting a limo, takes downthe plate number.Next day, enters Dreyman’s apartment to bug it.
Dreyman visits a Jerska a blacklisted Director who has been forbiddenfrom doing his work. Unhappy, depressed, and feels like he is Nothing,Dreyman tries to give him hope…
Wiesler, arrives in the attic of Dreyman’s building were all of hismonitoring equipment is set up, he plugs in and begins to listen…AsDreyman arrives home to Christa-Maria decorating the apartment forhis birthday party..
The first guest rings the doorbell, Dreyman exits to see let them in, andChrista-Maria downs a few pills from a vial in her coat pocket…Cut to…apartment filled with guest, and party in progress, a couplearrives bearing gifts, Dreyman, notices Jerska there sitting by himself reading a Brecht book, and approaches and sits next to him. Jerskahands him his present wrapped in brown paper.