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Good bye, Lenin! 2003

  • Wolfgang Becker
  • February 9, 2003
  • 121 mins
  • German
  • Comedy, Drama, Romance
The German Democratic Republic lives on -- in 79 square meters!
An affectionate and refreshing East/West-Germany comedy about a boy who’s mother was in a coma while the Berlin wall fell and when she wakes up he must try to keep her from learning what happen (since she was an avid communist supporter) to avoid shocking her which could lead to another heart attack.


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Touching. Charming. Lovely!
For those who don't know or haven't seen this film yet this is the story of Alexander, a young man that lives in East Germany and her mother falls into a coma 8 months before the fall of the Berlim wall. She was a devoted member of the communist party and to prevent her from having another shock, Alexander and his sister act like never happened. They create a world were the communist party is still alive
This story is perfect in the historical and political context but also portrays very well the social change, the family values, family relationships and love. It's also very humorous with a lot of funny scenes.
I loved it!

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Clumsy story, weak acting, weak direction, plus several badly stolen elements from "Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain", trying to get the same mood across. And failing.
Highly overrated movie.

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