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Goodbye Lenin!

Germany 1989, shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall, and a young East German dissident is arrested during a protest. His pro-Communist mother, upon seeing her boy incarcerated, suffers a heart attack and slips into a coma. When she awakens months later, her son is told she must avoid shock of any kind, forcing him to go to great - and often hysterical - lengths to keep the recent change in government a secret. A major box-office hit in Germany, this quirky seriocomedy stars Daniel Bruhl, Katrin Sass, Maria Simon.

Year: 2002
Genre: Foreign Language Films, German Cinema, Best of Post 2000, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: Germany
Director: Wolfgang Becker
Starring: Daniel Bruhl, Katrin Sass, Chulpan Khamatova, Maria Simon, Florian Lukas, Alexander Beyer, Burghart Klaussner, Michael Gwisdek
Duration: 121 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence and offensive language.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Germany)

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