How LIVES of OTHERS is Breaking the Fourth Wall; and the Dilemma Between Duty and Being a Good Man

Lives of Others - Das Leben Der Anderen (2006) is based on one of the fundamental tricks of storytelling in dramatic structure: dramatic irony. Dramatic irony means that the audience knows something the characters don’t know; in this film the audience knows that the characters are under surveillance. There is a very sweet Brechtian element … Continue reading How LIVES of OTHERS is Breaking the Fourth Wall; and the Dilemma Between Duty and Being a Good Man