Das Leben der Anderen

Thursday, 14 April 2016

I love the Ostalgie of Goodbye Lenin! but I was profoundly moved by The Lives of Others, which - like Anna Funder's Satsiland - shows the flipside of East Berlin. All of these things, plus many enjoyable visits to the city, convinced me that Belinda should be German. And that her life, and more especially her mother's, in the GDR would have to have been difficult.

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