Das Leben der Anderen

Das Leben der Anderen (2006)

Playing on Wednesday, October 29th at 8 pm.

About the movie:

Before the collapse of the Berlin Wall, East Germany’s population was closely monitored by the State Secret Police or Stasi. Only a few citizens above suspicion, like renowned pro-Socialist playwright Georg Dreyman, were permitted to lead private lives. But when a corrupt government official falls for Georg’s stunning actress-girlfriend, Christa, an ambitious Stasi policeman is ordered to bug the writer’s apart-ment to gain incriminating evidence against the rival.

Now, what the officer discovers is about to dramatically change their lives – as well as his – in this seductive political thriller Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) proclaims is “the best kind of movie: one you can’t get out of your head.”

Oktoberfest Review

 

Thank you all for coming over to the Oktoberfest on Friday night!

We sure had a great time, with about 130 guests attending, approximately 100 Bratwürste and 70 Brezeln being eaten, and many people participating in the quizzes and games or cheering for our live band “Arctic Rose” with the German House’s very own Rebecca Stewart on the bass.

If you couldn’t make it, check out some photos below:

Live Band “Arctic Rose”

Britta and Siggi

Grad students having some fun

People indulged in German food…

Played German Taboo

took the Germany quiz

 

 

 

 

 

Barfuss – Wed, Oct 15th, 8 pm

Barfuss (2005)

About the movie:

Nick Keller is a real loser who gets fired from every job he takes, and his new job as janitor in a psychiatric clinic he keeps only a single day. As he leaves the hospital, he is able at the last minute to prevent a young woman from committing suicide  - but with unexpected consequences. The girl Leila secretly follows her savior and turns up on his door-step barefoot and in her night-gown. All of Nick’s attempts to get rid of her are futile – Leila has decided to stay with him forever…

Nick, who never took on any responsibility in his life, and Leila, who sees the world around her with child-like wonder, go on a journey together that will change their lives…