"The Lives of Others" and Contemporary German Film
This volume will offer the first book-length academic investigation of Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's Oscar-winning film The Lives of Others (2006). The aim of this edited collection is twofold. On the one hand, it will offer new insight into one of the most successful German films of the past two decades placing The Lives of Others within its wider historical, political, aesthetic and industrial context. On the other, it will offer this group of scholars, which includes many of the leading international figures in the field, opportunity to make a series of interventions on the state of contemporary German film and German film studies.
Paul Cooke , University of Leeds, UK.