Good Bye Lenin! Poster

Release Date: 2003

R|2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary
In October 1989, right before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Alex Kerner (Daniel Brühl) is living with his mom, Christiane (Kathrin Sass), and sister, Ariane (Maria Simon). But when the mother, a loyal party member, sees Alex participating in an anti-communist rally, she falls into a coma and misses the revolution. After she wakes, doctors say any jarring event could make her have a heart attack, meaning the family must go to great lengths to pretend communism still reigns in Berlin.

Cast: Daniel Brühl, Maria Simon, Chulpan Khamatova, Florian Lukas, Alexander Beyer, Michael Gwisdek, Katrin Saß, Burghart Klaußner

Director: Wolfgang Becker

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: X-FIlme Creative Pool, Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Keywords: 1980s, Witty, Mother, Emotional, Friend, Madcap, Quest, 1990s, Deception, Doctor, Sister, Hospital

Awards

Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)