The following eleven-page study guide film packet that can be used in an English, film studies, or media studies class is used to accompany Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's German drama "The Lives of Others" (German: Das Leben der Anderen) starring Ulrich Mühe. The first page contains a list of cast and crew and a background and introduction on the film. The second page is a page that allows viewers to jot and take down their own notes. Pages three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten contain comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's camera movement, characterization, cinematography, conflict (internal and external), costume design, editing, foreshadowing, inferences, irony (dramatic and situational), lighting, mise en scene, movement, plot, production or set design, setting, sound, story, style, symbolism, and themes. The eleventh page contains discussion questions on the work's characterization, color symbolism, criticism, plot, setting, sociocultural context and relevance today, portrayal of sex, and themes.
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