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Year's best foreign film comes to Little Theatre

July 26, 2007

KALAMAZOO--The Kalamazoo Film Society presents "The Lives of Others," winner of the 2007 Oscar for Best Foreign Film, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 3-5, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

Show times for "The Lives of Others" are 7 and 9:45 p.m. Friday; 4, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30 and 5:15 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 and $3 for students.

Set in East Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall, this political thriller starring Sebastian Koch, Martina Gedeck and Ulrich Muhe tells the disturbing story of a Stasi officer who stalks a famed playwright and his actress wife.

In a time and place where secret police listened in on every secret, Georg Dreyman (Koch) and Christa-Maria Sieland (Gedeck) are stars whose views stray from the Socialist party line. When the government becomes interested in the two, surveillance expert Captain Wiesler (Muhe) is ordered to observe them. The more time Wiesler spends watching the couple, the more their life captivates and destroys him.

The 2006 film has a run time of 137 minutes and is rated R for some sexuality and nudity. Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, "The Lives of Others" is shown in German with English subtitles.

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on WMU's East Campus. Free off-street parking is available behind the theatre. For more information, visit www.kalfilmsociety.net, contact the Kalamazoo Film Society at kalfilmsociety@yahoo.com, or call the Little Theatre movie line at (269) 387-8221.

Media contact: Tonya Hernandez, (269) 387-8400, tonya.hernandez@wmich.edu

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