Good Bye Lenin!

Caught this on one of the cable on demand stations last night. It’s set in East Berlin some months before the Wall came down. The hero’s mother has essentially spent most of her life believing in her government and party. After she suffers a heart attack, she slips into a coma–right before all of the tumultous changes in Germany began. When she wakes up the world has changed. In order to spare her what they think would be a fatal shock, her son and daughter try and recreate East Berlin in their apartment–even to the extent of creating fake newscasts.

Fun, quirky little film.


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