Tuesday, July 03, 2007

The Lives of Others

For those who saw the movie, here are the real smell jars stored by the Stasi. They used a special chair for interrogation which had a removable lower seat layer, allowing smell samples for later dog sniffing identity.

Erich Mielke, the head of the East German secret police, actually had his second floor office renamed Room 101, matching the torture room in Orwell's 1984.
See post below, "The Tenacious (Henckel von) D", on the director.



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