Viewing the film from Post-WWII perspective, it presents the effects of the Berlin Wall and its fall. Berlin Wall was built between East Germany and West Berlin. East Germany was communist while West Berlin was democratic (Schwab). The harsh conditions in East Germany forced continuous increase in the movement of people from East Germany to West Berlin. The border was entirely fluid until soldiers of Soviet Union built a wall called as the Berlin Wall.
This film presents how people and materials were being transported through the Berlin Wall. This process was illegal as the wall had been built to restrict people from moving between the two regions. It also showed the time when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 (Rottentomatoes.com).The wall was forced down due to great demand for personal and political freedom in the East Germany through movements and by protestors.
When the Berlin Wall finally collapsed the officers’, such as Wielser, jobs were affected. With the fall of the wall that separated East Germany from West Berlin, Stasi employees realized it was the end of their jobs (Germany). The decline in the power and control of Soviet Union indicated that employees no longer worked for it.
Through the film ‘The Lives of Others’ it is easier to understand how the societal problems at the time the Berlin Wall firmly stood and when it fell can be compared to the existing societal problems. At the time of the Berlin Wall, Soviet Union allowed money to fly outside Eastern Germany (Germany). Due to this modernization was immensely hindered in Eastern Germany. The living standard of the society also reduced to a great extent.
This problem remained a concern for Germany. Recently, the government of Germany has taken initiatives to improve the conditions of Eastern Germany so that it can meet the standards of living and the modernization of Western Germany.
East and West part of Germany are high on discrimination. Both sides have problems with one another. This discrimination has been prevailing in the society since the time of the Berlin Wall and currently, it still exists in the society (Schwab). These problems have been highlighted by many German films.