over 2 years
Really thought-provoking period piece. A must-see.
Poignant tale of son's love that is an interesting meditation on Germany's reunification
Emmet O Sullivan
almost 6 years
Slightly quirky concept but well executed, enjoyable and never seems contrived
Reflects era around end of Eastern Bloc very well
Interesting movie with biutiful music of Yann Tiersen.
almost 7 years
I didn't know much about the GDR before watching this movie and it got me interested.
Alex did love so much his mother. I like how the director pictures the DDR's situation
over 7 years
Surprisingly entertaining movie. I especially enjoyed all of the fake newscasts
Good Bye, Lenin! is a 2003 German tragicomedy film, released internationally in 2003. Directed by Wolfgang Becker, the cast includes Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova, and Maria Simon. Most of the scenes were shot at the Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin and around Plattenbauten near Alexanderplatz.
In a prologue, Alex Kerner (Daniel Brühl) recalls as a child in 1978 how proud he was along with his countrymen when the first German to enter space, Sigmund Jähn, came from East Germany (the GDR).
The rest of the film is set in East Berlin, spanning from October 1989 to just after German unification a year later. Alex lives with his sister, Ariane (Maria Simon), his mother, Christiane (Katrin Saß), and Ariane's infant daughter, Paula. His father fled to the West in 1978, apparently abandoning the family. In his absence, Christiane has become an ardent idealist and supporter of the ruling Socialist Unity Party of Germany (the Party). When she sees Alex being arrested in an anti...