A VIDA DOS OUTROS: DA PENITENCIÁRIA NA RDA À LIVRARIA KARL MARX. HUMANIZAÇÃO E VOYEURISMO NO CINEMA

Lívia Maria Marques Sampaio

Abstract


This communication intends to make a reflection about the trajectory of the character Gerd Wiesler, a spy who works for the STASI, the dreaded secret police of the GDR ( German Democratic Republic ) in the film The Lifes of Others( 2006), the debut of filmaker Florian von Donnesmarck. The plot takes place between 1984 and 1993 and tells the story of Wiesler who is assigned to spy a couple of artists : the praywright Georg Dreyman and the actress Christa-Maria. Filmed basically in shadowy colors, with typical elements of thriller, this movie was a success of public and critical, receiving numerous awards including the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 2007. Spying the couple, Wiesler gradually becomes affectionate. The proposal is analyze the transformation of agent behavior, considering especially the concepts of voyeurism in the cinema, and aesthetics.

 

 

Index Terms - aesthetics, cinema , film analysis, voyeurism.


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