Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

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Released 19-Nov-2004
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Region 2 German

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The year is 1989 and East and West Germany are still divided. Alex (Daniel Bruhl) and his sister Ariane (Maria Simon) live in East Germany with their single mother, Christiane (Katrin Sass) who is a staunch Socialist. When Alex's mother witnesses his arrest on a protest march, she suffers a heart attack and falls into a coma for eight months, just enough time for the Berlin Wall to come tumbling down along with all of East Germany's ideals.

When Christiane wakes up - things have changed. The doctors warn Alex that any shock could bring on a fatal heart attack, so Alex devises a plan to convince his mother that her beloved Communism has not been overthrown but is in fact triumphing over Capitalism. Alex sets out to recreate every detail of the old East inside the four walls of their tiny council flat. What begins as a little white lie soon turns into a major deception with hilarious consequences.

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Starring
Daniel Brühl
Katrin Saß
Chulpan Khamatova
Maria Simon
Florian Lukas
Alexander Beyer
Burghart Klaußner
Michael Gwisdek
Directed by
Wolfgang Becker
Music
Yann Tiersen
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
(90:46)
Drama 2003 116:20 (Case: 121) 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
Video
Widescreen 1.85:1, 16x9 Enhanced
Audio
German Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s), German Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Subtitles
English, German for the Hearing Impaired
Extras
Main Menu Audio, Featurette-Making Of-Mini (1:28), Theatrical Trailer-1.85:1, not 16x9 enhanced, Dolby Digital 2.0 (2:04), Teaser Trailer-1.85:1, 16x9 enhanced, Dolby Digital 2.0 (0:53), Music Video-1.85:1, 16x9 enhanced, Dolby Digital 2.0 (2:20), DVD-ROM Extras-Wallpaper, Trailer-Owning Mahowny, Tais Toi!, Letters To Ali, The Party's Over, Trailer-Together, Nowhere In Africa, Easter Egg-3, DVD Credits
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