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Good Bye, Lenin!
Directed by Wolfgang Becker • 2003 • Germany
Starring Daniel Brühl, Katrin Sass, Chulpan Khamatova
What if the Berlin Wall never fell? In this German feel-good favorite, a young man (Daniel Brühl) and his sister (Maria Simon) go to elaborate lengths to conceal the demise of the GDR from their fragile mother (Katrin Sass), a devoted Communist party member who fell into a coma shortly before the 1989 November revolution. As the siblings’ little white lie snowballs into a major cover-up, this sly satire of encroaching capitalism blossoms into a touching human tale of both a nation and a family’s reunification.