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    11/9/2010 3:37:53 PM Posted by Evan Gassman

    The Lives of OthersHere’s a must-see conservative film: The Lives of Others  is about a secret police officer who, while spying on a writer and his lover, becomes obsessed with their lives. The film is an exploration of the lives of people living under communist rule in East Germany.

    The protagonist is suspected to be a doubter of communism, and is spied on consistently. It is a German film, but it did win an Oscar, and it is a must-see for anyone who describes themselves as conservative. To read what National Review had to say about it, click here. (It was rated, “the best conservative movie of the last 25 years.”)

    The National Review piece included quotes from William F. Buckley, who loved the film:

     “I think that this is the best movie I ever saw,” said William F. Buckley Jr. upon leaving the theater (according to his column on the film). … “The tension mounts to heart-stopping pitch and I felt the impulse to rush out into the street and drag passersby in to watch the story unfold.” 

    To add “The Lives of Others” do your Netflix queue, click here.

    The reason we’re plugging this film today is because today is World Freedom Day, which is intended to celebrate the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. World Freedom Day is a part of Freedom Week. You can learn more about Freedom Week by clicking here.


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