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Good Bye Lenin!

Good Bye Lenin! is a 2003 German tragicomedy film, directed by Wolfgang Becker. The cast includes Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova, and Maria Simon. The story follows a family in East Germany; the mother (Saß) is dedicated to the socialist cause and falls into a coma in October 1989, shortly before the November revolution. When she awakens eight months later in June 1990, her son (Brühl) attempts to protect her from a fatal shock by concealing the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of communism.

Plot

The film is set in East Berlin, from October 1989 to just a year after German reunification.

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    award César Award for Best Film from the European Union European Film Award for Best Actor European Film Award for Best Director European Film Award for Best Film European Film Award for Best Screenwriter European Film Award – Jameson People's Choice Award – Best Actor European Film Award – Jameson People's Choice Award – Best Actress European Film Award - People's Choice Award for Best Director
    contentLocation Berlin
    director Wolfgang Becker
    editor Peter R. Adam
    genre comedy-drama political social
    keywords 1990 east german general election abandon aktuelle kamera anti-government demonstration arrest berlin border crossings berlin wall border build burger king capitalism celebration of east germany's 40th anniversary coca-cola coma dacha date deutsche mark die wende east berlin east german mark east german news east german republic day parade of 1989 east germany economic crisis fake news free elections german democratic republic german mark german reunification government government of east germany heart attack lenin monday demonstrations in east germany news broadcast news report open profound societal changes rule satellite dish satellite dishes sigmund jähn socialist unity party socialist unity party of germany taxi driver volkspolizei west west berlin west german marks west germany
    musicBy Yann Tiersen
    nomination European Film Award for Best Actor European Film Award for Best Actress European Film Award for Best Director European Film Award for Best Film European Film Award for Best Screenwriter European Film Award – Jameson People's Choice Award – Best Actor European Film Award – Jameson People's Choice Award – Best Actress European Film Award - People's Choice Award for Best Director
    producer Stefan Arndt
    productionCompany X-Filme Creative Pool
    publisher X Verleih AG
    recordedAt Berlin
    theme tragicomedy