Good Bye Lenin!(2003)
The German Democratic Republic lives on -- in 79 square meters!
Writers: Bernd Lichtenberg, Wolfgang Becker (author), Achim von Borries (collaborator on screenplay), Hendrik Handloegten (collaborator on screenplay), Christoph Silber (collaborator on screenplay)
In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.
Plot: East Germany, the year 1989: A young man protests against the regime. His mother watches the police arresting him and suffers a heart attack and falls into a coma. Some months later, the GDR does not exist anymore and the mother awakes. Since she has to avoid every excitement, the son tries to set up the GDR again for her in their flat. But the world has changed a lot.
Awards: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 32 wins & 14 nominations.
Did you know: In the original script, Denis was an overweight Turkish-German called "Deniz".
Studios: WDR, X Filme, Arte