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Old 07-30-2003, 08:40 AM   #1
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Goodbye Lenin

Has anyone else seen it?

Go.
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what is it about
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http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,336...32_1_A,00.html

"Turning back the hands of time

Set in 1989 in the immediate aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the movie is essentially a humorous attempt to turn back the wheel of time to the momentous autumn of 1989.

Christiane Kerner (played by Katrin Sass), a single mother and untiring supporter of the communist regime, suffers a heart attack when she learns that her son Alex (played by Daniel Brühl) is arrested while participating in an anti-Communist demonstration.

She falls into a coma and when she wakes up eight months later, the wall has come down, Coca-Cola signs cover the city, her children have replaced East German plywood with trendy Western designs, and her daughter has hooked a West German boyfriend. The mother's doctor, however, warns the family that the slightest excitement could prove fatal for the mother, let alone the excitement of the collapse of "her" social system.

Recreating East Germany

What follows are son Alex’s clownish efforts to give his ailing mother the impression that her beloved East Germany is still intact and flourishing.

The weakened mother is made to rest in a hastily redecorated East German room, complete with pea green wallpaper and trademark old cabinets lining the wall. Alex even manages to get an aspiring filmmaker friend to shoot editions for the Aktuelle Kamera -- the news show in East Germany -- and then promptly plays it every evening for his mother, secretly on video.

The film, both funny and bittersweet, portrays life in East Germany down to the last detail, whether it’s human relations, furniture, fashion, private or public rhetoric."
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Is it out on video or is it still in theaters?
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Old 07-30-2003, 10:32 AM   #5
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i thought you were trying to tell us that they're taking lenin's body out of its tomb and that we should all head over to russia and see it before he's gone

disney was trying to buy his body a few years back
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Old 07-30-2003, 11:39 AM   #6
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why is it goodbye lenin and not goodbye stalin? stalin was perhaps even more evil than hitler.
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What Ships (that username is WAY too long my friend) said is true. And I definitely want to see this film when I get chance - it sounds fascinating.
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My sister told me about it. She thought it was a great film.
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looks like the kind of stuff i like

will watch it when it comes out, most likely next year or something
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My sister told me about it. She thought it was a great film.


It is. It kind of reminded me of Amelie (which I also loved) in a way.
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It is. It kind of reminded me of Amelie (which I also loved) in a way.
in that case I'm definitely checking this out

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amelie...another movie i need to see...
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Wow. This is my kind of movie.
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