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The movie Das Leben der Anderen and Silicon Valley

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There is a similarity between the Silicon Valley today, in times of economic stress, and communist Germany.

This movie, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, it's about 1984 German Democratic Republic's Stassi (their KGB), and freedom. Lenin said he could listen totally immersed to the music Apassionata of Beethoven, but then he could not finish the revolution and kill people as necessary.

Germany has the double experience of national socialism and followed by communism in GDR. The later I share. The Stassi interrogations could have had been filmed in Romania or Russia .

The movie director eliminated the colors red and green from the photography. Indeed, what is left is the color of communism, and if you want, it has also nostalgic aura to it.

I stayed at home, in the middle of the day, absorbing this almost 3 hour movie, and postponing whatever I planned to do Saturday. The last scene, I had some tears in my eyes.

The system - any system, religious, state, corporat…