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Good Bye, Lenin! (2004)
Rating:
Starring: Alexander Beyer, Daniel Bruehl, Michael Gwisdek, Chulpan Khamatova, Burghart Klaussner, Florian Lukas, Katrin Sass, Maria Simon
Director: Wolfgang Becker
Category: Avant Garde, Foreign, Independent
Studio: Columbia / TriStar
Subtitles:
English
Length:
121 mins

 
 

 

In Berlin, The Crazed City Where West Confronts East, A Son Will Do Anything To Protect His Mother

Winner of six prestigious European Film Awards, including Best Picture and 2004 Golden Globe Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, this coming-of-age adventure blends the fall of Communism with the salient emotions of a family's love. "Destined to become one of Germany's biggest international hits," (BBC Films), Good Bye Lenin! is a beautiful introduction to a whole new, free world.

In 1989, Christiane Kerner has lost her husband and is completely devoted tot he Socialist East German state. A heart attack leaves her in a coma, and when she awakens eight months later, the Berlin Wall has fallen and it's a whole new world. To protect her from the shock, her son Alex hatches a plan to keep her in the dark.

It's easy... all he has to do is turn back the hands of time.