DVD – Good Bye, Lenin!

DVD - Good Bye, Lenin!

Good Bye, Lenin!

               Genre: Drama, Comedy
               Depression, coma, GDR, Wall came down, heart attack, cosmonaut, Sigmund Jaehn

A mischievous reflection on German-German Realities

  The topic of the German-German history and its more or less successful coping, especially around the fall of the wall and have engaged in some fictional substances on cinematic territory. While German dramas such as The Pledge (1994) by Margarethe von Trotta, The Untouchables (1999) by Oskar Roehler, and The Legend of Rita (1999) by Volker Schlondorff deal in a very serious way with the sensibilities of people in the Course of History proposes Good Bye, Lenin! by Wolfgang Becker rain in the first place and ironic boost. At the most successful German film of the year has earned this clever comedy since its premiere at the Berlinale 2003, an audience of millions, and an international award rain, as the Blue Angel for best European film of the Berlin International Film Festival and a Goya and a César, with the same commendation.

When the doctor Kerner Denis (Florian Lukas) in the late 1970s, settling in the West, remains his wife Christiane (Katrin Sass), with the children, Ariane (Maria Simon) and Alexander (Daniel Bruhl) alone in the DDR back. Is this new situation, initially for decaying into a depression, now a single mother does not resolve, Christiane picks himself up after a nervous breakdown, finally forced back. Contrary to its original position, they cultivated from now on with grim determination, secured an accurate life-style regime in the family and raises the real socialism of the ruling maxim of their existence.

Time passes and little Alexander a crush on the aerospace industry and especially for the cosmonaut Sigmund Jaehn, and the children are growing up with her mother iedealistisch committed in the knowledge that her father’s family for another woman in the West leave and had never registered with them. In the turmoil of political upheaval in 1989 during an escalating demonstrations Christiane suffers a heart attack, passes out and falls into a coma. Ariane Alexander and experience the fall of the Wall and the turmoil of the scheduled reunion without her mother, Christiane, and as the summer of 1990 suddenly awakens, her daughter worked at Burger King and their son, who has fallen in love with the Russian nurse Lara (Chulpan Khamatova) is representative for satellite systems.

The sensitive Alexander, hangs especially to Christiane, is determined to spare out of concern for their health, the supposedly convinced socialist, the shock of the capitalist revolution. In this mission he is trying with enormous imagination and fancy tricks, the radius of shielding the reality of his perceptions, yet he has restricted the mother of the rapid changes, to staged specially for them, news reports, he filmed himself with some effort. But forever will be impossible to maintain this masquerade of reality that is painfully aware of Alexander, and during a family trip to the idyllic dacha turns out that even Christiane presented their children with a souped-up version of the actual conditions, especially regarding her father. ..

Good Bye, Lenin! is a modern picaresque, with humanistic as well as funny pictures and lovingly installed affecting small and great ideas and references with a keen social and historical awareness, plus a moderate dose of tragedy dar. that these explosive substance at all smooth feel-good comedy with such a momentum of its rapid extensive as enthusiastic audience has achieved is certainly not least the merit of appearing convincing actors who to lean over backwards to allow this crazy story of a pretense of entertaining stalemate in rotations.

(Mary Anderson)

Title: Good Bye, Lenin! Country of production: Germany Year of production: 2003 Length: 117 (Min) Published by:

DVD - Good Bye, Lenin!

format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, German EAN: 4006680051918 Extras: making of, audio commentary with Wolfgang Becker, Daniel Bruhl, Katrin Sass and Florian Lukas

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