"Kann jemand, der diese Musik gehört hat, […] noch ein schlechter Mensch sein?" – om Wieslers forandring og kunstens påståtte rolle i denne prosessen

Roswitha Skare



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7557/13.2371

Emneord (Nøkkelord)

De andres liv, DDR, offentlighetsforhold, litteratur og kunst som deloffentlighet, film, historiefortelling


The Life of Others (2006) has been a successful film, winning the Oscar for Best Foreign Feature in 2007. It is a film about surveillance, but also about  the lives of artists and writers in East Berlin in the middle of the 1980s, and about what role  literature and art played in the GDR and in the events of autumn 1989. The article focuses on the way the film portrays Wiesler’s transformation from hard-boiled Stasi officer into the guardian angel of his target, and shows how art – both literature and music – plays an important role in this process. 

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