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'Das Leben der Anderen' (The Lives of Others) is a very striking illustration of the way in which a director can convey narrative links within a movie by employing various styles and film techniques. The Lives of Others depends upon these visual means to help with the notification of the story as much as it depends upon this script. In this chosen order of the movie, several narrative links are attracted here in order to make the completion of 'Operation Lazlo'. These narrative connections are further afield by Donnersmarck's use of varied lighting designs, diegtic and non-diegtic sound, revealing camera shots and intricate mise-en-scene. So as to analyse this particular sequence, the narrative links that are drawn here must be dealt with. Following Dreyman's long-term friend commits suicide due his 'black-listing' by the Stasi, an infuriated Dreyman has been driven to compose an anonymous post about hidden suicide rates. He sends this report to be published in the West German magazine, 'Der Spiegel'. All typewriters are listed in the GDR in order to track all writers, so to be able to avoid arrest, a mini typewriter is smuggled across the border. This typewriter is concealed beneath a threshold in Dreyman's apartment. After one failed hunt by the Stasi, drastic measures are taken so as to bring down Dreyman. Under interrogation and blackmail due to her perscription drug dependence, Christa-Maria, reveals to the Stasi where the typewriter remains concealed. But prior to the Stasi could search the apartment for another time, Wiesler eliminates the typewriter, unbeknownst to both Dreyman and Christa-Maria. Though the Stasi are looking the flat Christa-Maria sees the horrified look on Dreyman's face as he or she has disclosed that the typewriter's place. Guilt-ridden, sh...