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Good Bye, Lenin! / Au Revoir, Lenin (Bilingual)

Daniel Brühl , Katrin Saß , Wolfgang Becker    NR (Not Rated)   DVD
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The movie starts in East Germany before the fall of communism; our hero, Alex (Daniel Bruhl), describes how his mother (Katrin Sass), a true believer in the communist cause, has a heart attack when she sees him being clubbed by police at a protest. She falls into a coma for eight months, during which the Berlin Wall comes down. When she awakens, her fragile health must avoid any shocks, so Alex creates an illusive reality around his bedridden mother to convince her that communism is still alive. Good bye, Lenin! delicately balances wry satire with its rich investment in the lives of Alex, his mother, and other characters around them.


Alors que sa mère émerge d'un profond coma, un jeune Berlinois de l'Est tente de lui éviter un choc en ne révélant pas la chute du mur.

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Good Bye, Lenin! / Au Revoir, Lenin (Bilingual)

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4.0 out of 5 stars NOT YOUR MASS-PRODUCED AMERICAN PAP July 2 2004
Even without the telltale subtitles, you can tell that "Goodbye Lenin" is not an American movie. Why is that, you ask? Because it can offer all the elements of good filmmaking: storytelling, character development...of its general complexity without sacrificing values.
Values, you say? Oh yeah--those quaint notions that inherently recognize right versus wrong and/or hold some old traditions near & dear. Again, the inclusion of old-time verities tips one off that TimeWarner is not providing the funding for "Goodbye Lenin." In fact, TimeWarner types would not fit into the ouevre of the film at all.
To cut to the chase, the story follows the antics of a young son's attempts to cover up the 1989 breakup of the GDR to his ailing mother. Residents of East Berlin, the son's mother--an ardent communist--emerges from a coma; doctors warn her children, though, that any shock or upset could bring on a fatal heart attack.
Knowing too well the cultural havoc that rampant post-1989 Westernism has created over the former GDR, the son goes to great comedic lengths to recreate pre-1989 Berlin in their tiny apartment in Alexanderplatz.
Which is yet another way "GL" cannot be mistaken for mass-produced American sap: it can manage to be a comedy, a complex political questions and a brave champion of Olde World values. And all at the same time!
Its refreshing to see the son's devotion to his mother, respect for familial ties and tradition. All Americans should be made to watch "GL:" to see the ugliness of our popular culture firsthand as it makes its brash way into the GDR. Coke banners, pornography, rap music, Britney...
Unlike those American movies that do make the attempt to formulate a message (which are becoming rarer by the day!
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5.0 out of 5 stars And one day... the world changed April 14 2014
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It was an amazing, heartwarming and thought provoking movie that provided an insight on life after the fall of the wall! It's a must-watch!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Smart, moving, funny Jan. 10 2014
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I really like this film, it's a clever story which takes you a few unexpected places. It's moving and intelligent but also uplifting, you'll feel good after watching it. Non-German speakers need to be ok with subtitles, it's in German! Heh, I laugh just thinking about the film. A really good watch. I won't give away any of the storyline though!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!! Jan. 6 2007
This movie has a comical premise, and it is funny to be sure. However it affected me on so many levels. Without blathering on, let me just say: this is one of the BEST movies I have EVER seen. The story, the dialogue, the CHARACTERS! The acting is sublime. It was this movie that caused me to completely ignore what comes out of Hollywood, and look to discovering international and independent movies.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Welcome, German Cinema July 18 2004
An intelligent and compelling comedy (or dramedy), "Good Bye Lenin" presents an interesting portrait of the multiple changes that affected Germany a few years ago. Managing to offer a strong social/political/historical perspective about the evolution of his country, director Wolfgang Becker also delivers a solid character study about a youngster and his relationship with his mother, touching issues such as the generation gap or the power of a lie. The acting is good overall (Daniel Bruhl is very convincing), the directing is clever, the plot is gripping and the soundtrack (by Yann Tiersen) is superbly crafted, which makes for an above average cinematic experience.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Bye, Lenin (DVD) March 24 2010
'Good Bye, Lenin' is a fantastic movie. I saw it once on Movie Central on TV and just HAD to buy it. It's funny, hart warming, and even leaves you emotionally stricken at parts. Definitely worth the purchase!
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