Wir Wollten Aufs Meer, Germany 2012, dir. Toke Constantin Hebbeln ****
Taking The Life of Others to an extreme, this new entry by debut director Toke Constantin deals with the consequences of espionage and betrayal in the former East Germany. Two friends plan their imminent escape to the West, and soon enough one of them is contacted by the Security Police, Stasi, ruining their plans and ultimately, their lives. Very good performances overall. The story will both depress you and perhaps give you some hope at the end.