Friedrich Hans Ulrich Mühe: An Actor Who Needed Only One Tear

 

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Friedrich Hans Ulrich Mühe  (Ulrich Mühe)  will always be one of my favorite actors. His performance in Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s Das Leben der Anderen  The Lives of Others  (2006)   is masterful. I have rarely seen a film peformance in which a character’s small exterior gestures  and ticks so  subtly and perfectly hint at  a turbulent, anguished interior.   One tear dripping down Mühe’s  cheek was almost impossibly painful to watch. 

Mühe  died in 2007.

He should be remembered.