A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the system.
- Genre: Drama, Thriller
- Studio: Sony Pictures Classics, Buena Vista International (Germany) GmbH, ARTE, Wiedemann & Berg Film, Creado Film, ARD, Beta Cinema
- Keyword: germany, berlin, germany, berlin wall, corruption, german democratic republic, stasi, blackmail, cold war, soviet union, propaganda, freedom of speech, house search, artists' life, spying, government, interrogation, surveillance, heartbreak, east germany, communism, political thriller
- Cast: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Thomas Thieme, Hans-Uwe Bauer