Good Bye, Lenin!

Deutschland 2001-2003 Spielfilm

Summary

Good Bye, Lenin!

October 1989 was a bad time to fall into a coma if you lived in East Germany - and this is precisely what happens to Alex′s mother, an activist for social progress and the improvement of everyday life in socialist East Germany. Alex has a big problem on his hands when she suddenly awakens eight months later. Her heart is so weak that any shock might kill her. And what could be more shocking than the fall of the Berlin Wall and the triumph of capitalism in her beloved country?

To save his mother, Alex transforms the family apartment into an island of the past, a kind of socialist museum where his mother is lovingly duped into believing that nothing has changed. What begins as a little white lie gets more and more out of hand as Alex′s mother, who feels better every day, wants to watch TV and even leaves her bed one day…

In a wonderful, touching and comic manner, "Good Bye, Lenin!" tells the story of how a loving son tries to move mountains and create miracles to restore his mother to health - and keep her in the belief that Lenin really did win after all!

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

 

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Credits

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Shoot

    • 27.08.2001 - 30.11.2001: Berlin, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Duration:
3322 m, 121 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby SRD
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 03.01.2003, 92694, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 09.02.2003, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 13.02.2003;
TV-Erstsendung: 06.03.2006, Arte

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Good Bye, Lenin!
  • weitere Schreibweise Goodbye Lenin

Versions

Original

Duration:
3322 m, 121 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby SRD
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 03.01.2003, 92694, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 09.02.2003, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 13.02.2003;
TV-Erstsendung: 06.03.2006, Arte

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2003
  • Lola, Bester Nebendarsteller
  • Lola, Publikumspreis: Schauspieler des Jahres
  • Lola, Beste Musik
  • Lola, Beste Regie
  • Lola, Bester Hauptdarsteller
  • Lola, Bestes Szenenbild
  • Lola in Gold, Bester Spielfilm
IFF Berlin 2003
  • Blauer Engel, Bester europäischer Film
Bayerischen Filmpreis 2003
  • Publikumspreis