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GER22 Good Bye, Lenin!

M 121 MIN
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Synopsis

In October 1989, right before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Alex Kerner (Daniel Brühl in his breakout role) is living with his mom, Christiane (Kathrin Sass), and sister, Ariane (Maria Simon). But when Christiane, a loyal party member, sees Alex participating in an anti-communist rally, she has a heart attack, falls into a coma and misses the fall of the Berlin Wall.

After she wakes, her doctors say any jarring event could make her have a heart attack. So, the family must go to great lengths to pretend communism still reigns in Berlin in Good Bye Lenin!, a charming comedy full of sociopolitical insight.

Awards

WINNER – Best European Film, Best European Actor, Best European Screenwriter, EFA People’s Choice Award, European Film Awards 2003 

WINNER – Audience Award, Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Direction, Best Editing, Best Film Score, Best Production Design, German Film Awards 2003 

WINNER – Best European Union Film, César Awards 2004  

WINNER – Best European Film, Goya Awards 2004 

NOMINEE – Best Foreign Language Film, Golden Globes 2004 

Reviews

"The go-to film about the reunification of the East and West Germany, a crowd-pleaser buoyed by its shrewd premise and its ensemble of competent actors (fronted by a young and charming Daniel Brühl)."

- Goethe Institut


Movie Information

Release date

Tuesday 24th May

Duration

121 min

Rating

M

Cast

Daniel Brühl, Florian Lukas, Katrin Sass, Chulpan Khamatova

Director

Wolfgang Becker

Genre

Film Festival

Language

German and Russian with English subtitles, English

Participating Cinemas

Pentridge Cinema



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