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Goodbye Lenin

Provocative comedy in which a son tries to prevent his mother from learning about the fall of the Berlin Wall when she emerges from a lengthy coma, fearing the shock may kill her.

Provocative comedy in which a son tries to prevent his mother from learning about the fall of the Berlin Wall when she emerges from a lengthy coma, fearing the shock may kill her. Helped by his friends, he devises some complicated ruses to maintain his mother's ignorance of Germany's reunification and the failure of communism in her beloved East Germany.

2 hours, 1 minute

Last on

Sat 7 Nov 2009 21:35

Credits

Role Contributor
Alex Daniel Bruhl
Mutter Katrin Sass
Lara Chulpan Khamatova
Ariane Maria Simon
Denis Florian Lukas
Rainer Alexander Beyer
Alex's Father Burghart Klaussner
Klapprath Michael Gwisdek
Director Wolfgang Becker
Frau Schäfer Christine Schorn
Herr Ganske Jurgen Holtz
Herr Mehlert Jochen Stern
Writer Bernd Lichtenberg
Writer Wolfgang Becker
Producer Stefan Arndt

Broadcasts

  • Sat 19 Jan 2008 21:00
  • Sat 14 Mar 2009 23:55
  • Sat 7 Nov 2009 21:35