The Lives of Others (2006)
Martina Gedeck: Christa-Maria Sieland
Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler : Madam?
Christa-Maria Sieland : Go away. I want to be alone.
Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler : Madam Sieland?
Christa-Maria Sieland : Do we know each other?
Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler : You don't know me, but I know you. Many people love you for who you are.
Christa-Maria Sieland : Actors are never "who they are."
Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler : You are. I've seen you on stage. You were more who you are than you are now.
Christa-Maria Sieland : So you know what I'm like.
Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler : I'm your audience.
Christa-Maria Sieland : I have to go.
Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler : Where to?
Christa-Maria Sieland : I'm meeting an old classmate. I...
Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler : You see? Just now, you weren't being yourself.
Christa-Maria Sieland : No?
Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler : No.
Christa-Maria Sieland : So you know her well, this Christa-Maria Sieland. What do you think - would she hurt someone who loves her above all else? Would she sell herself for art?
Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler : For art? You already have art. That'd be a bad deal. You are a great artist. Don't you know that?
Christa-Maria Sieland : And you are a good man.
Georg Dreyman : You are a great artist. I know that, and your audience knows it, too. You don't need him. You don't need him. Stay here. Don't go to him.
Christa-Maria Sieland : No? I don't need him? Don't I need this whole system? What about you? Then you don't need it either, or need it even less. But you get in bed with them, too. Why do you do it? Because they can destroy you too, despite your talent and your faith. Because they decide what we play, who is to act, and who can direct.