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