Originally Posted by irishjayhawk
It's about the Stazi in Germany spying on a famous playwright and his actress wife.
I know that's not a huge description but I hate giving synopsis because I always feel like I'm giving away things.
EDIT: Here's imdb's summary:
In the early 1980s, the successful dramatist Georg Dreyman and his longtime companion Christa-Maria Sieland, a popular actress, are big intellectual stars in the socialist state, although they secretly don't always think loyal to the party line. One day, the Minister of Culture becomes interested in Christa, so the secret service agent Wiesler is instructed to observe and sound out the couple, but their life fascinates him more and more
Just want to second this one. If you haven't seen it, you need to. Great flick.