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Good Bye Lenin!

In October 1989, one month before the fall of the Berlin wall, Alex's mother, an East German activist for social progress and the improvement of everyday life, goes into a coma. Alex has a big problem on his hands when she wakes up eight months later. Her heart is so weak that the slightest shock could kill her. And what could be more shocking than the fall of the Berlin Wall and the triumph of capitalism in her beloved homeland? Determined to protect his mother, Alex transforms the family apartment into an oasis from the past, a miniature socialist museum where he dupes his mother into believing that nothing has changed. What begins as a white lie gets increasingly out of hand as Alex's mother, feeling better by the day, wants to watch TV and get out of bed…

2hrs 1min long
M violence and offensive language

Wolfgang Becker
Stefan Walz
Nico Ledermueller
Michael Gwisdek
Maria Simon
Katrin Saß
Jurgen Holtz
Jochen Stern
Hans-Uwe Bauer
Florian Lukas
Eberhard Kirchberg
Daniel Bruhl
Chulpan Khamato