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Good bye, Lenin! Movie Review Summary

Actors: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Sass

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Alex is faced with a tough call once his mother wakes up from a coma eight months after the fall of the Berlin wall in East Germany. Should he break the news and triger a turmoil of mixed emotions in his socialist mother's heart or should he try to conceal the current political developments and offer his mother the excitement-free time the doctor recommended? Despite his sister's discontent, Alex chooses the second and makes ingenious use of his resourcefulness to constantly re-create the day to day reality as it used to be before the fall of Lenin.
The review of this Movie prepared by Anna Maria Delinasiou



Alex, and his mother and sister live happily in their German home. During a raid, Alex is arrested and his mother gets a heart attack. When Alex is freed, she is in a coma. Throughout that time, Alex gets a job as a satellite repairman, his sister works in the Drive-Thru at Burger King, and the Berlin Wall falls down. Alex even falls in love with a nurse. When his mother finally wakes up, the doctor asks him to not excite her. So that she doesn't find out about the Berlin Wall, and Coca Cola, he makes fake news shows with his friend.
The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   communist revolution! Family, caring for sick?    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   Mother because he/she is    -   basically "out of it"

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman    -   engineer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women    -   seeing full frontal--men Any profanity?    -   None    -   Some foul language

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