Good bye Lenin!

Good bye Lenin!

DVD - 2004 | German
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A young man tries to keep his mother, a proud East German socialist who has just come out of a coma, from learning that the Berlin Wall has come down.
Publisher: [Montréal] : Seville Pictures, c2004
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Dec 18, 2019

Directed by Wolfgang Becker in 2003, this German tragicomedy depicts a family drama in East German during the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of communism.
An ingenious idea makes this movie rise above farce to the level of sophisticated satire.

multcolib_susannel Apr 05, 2019

After their mother has a heart attack, her son and daughter resort to inventive methods to make sure that she doesn't realize how radically the world changed while she was in the hospital.

Nov 21, 2018

An amazing, beautiful and touching film.

Feb 12, 2016

A deeply serious comedy (or a deeply comedic drama) about the human consequences of the fall of the DDR. Excellent acting.

tibiri Apr 26, 2015

La experiencia que le espera a la nueva Cuba ! Good bye lousy system! Welcome to a new life, for all

Nov 01, 2013

Good acting, with a nice touch of humour in all the right places.

mspeyer42 Aug 22, 2012

Really wonderful movie-- captures an important moment in history, also shows convincing portrayals of individuals living their lives at that moment.

Aug 01, 2012

Witty comedy whereby a young man goes to great lengths to hide the unification of Germany from his sick mother.

Aug 25, 2011

Not very many movies combine humour and drama as gracefully as this film. Subtle and brilliant! It's also fascinating to revisit this historical moment when Berlin reunified.

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