Goodbye Lenin!

Director: Wolfgang Becker

Germany| 2003| Drama| English Subtitles| 121 mins

Our German title this year continues to tour to venues around the country. This original and comic film weaves historic themes into a tender family story that begins in November 1989. Brother and sister Alex and Ariane are determined to protect their mother from shock when she awakens from a coma after the Berlin Wall has fallen. Hilarious scenes ensue as they endeavour to keep out reality until it all becomes impossible to maintain.
A study guide for the film contains an essential pre-viewing sheet as well as language activities on the nature of family and ‘ostalgie’.

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