Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

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)
 Story: 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 35 wins & 14 nominations.
 Did you know: In the original script, Denis was an overweight Turkish-German called "Deniz".
 Studios: WDR, X Filme, Arte
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Release: 13 November 2003
Directed by: Wolfgang Becker
Countries: Germany
Language: German, English, Russian
Genres: Comedy,  Drama,  Romance
MPAA Rating: R
IMDB Rating: 7.8/10
Metascore: 68/100
Runtime: 121min
Revenue: $79,384,880
Budget: $4,800,000
Cast
Daniel Brühl
as Alexander 'Alex' Kerner
Katrin Saß
as Christiane Kerner, Alex' Mutter
Maria Simon
as Ariane Kerner
Florian Lukas
as Denis
Alexander Beyer
as Rainer
Burghart Klaußner
as Robert Kerner, Alex' Vater
Michael Gwisdek
as Klapprath
Christine Schorn
as Frau Schäfer
Jürgen Holtz
as Herr Ganske
Jochen Stern
as Herr Mehlert
Stefan Walz
as Taxifahrer / Sigmund Jähn
Eberhard Kirchberg
as Dr. Wagner
Hans-Uwe Bauer
as Dr. Mewes
Jürgen Vogel
as Das Küken
Elke Werner
as Verkäuferin HO-Markt
Crew
Director - Wolfgang Becker
Screenplay - Wolfgang Becker
Screenplay - Bernd Lichtenberg
Producer - Stefan Arndt
Producer - Katja De Bock
Producer - Andreas Schreitmüller
Producer - Manuela Stehr
Line Producer - Marcos Kantis
Original Music Composer - Yann Tiersen
Director of Photography - Martin Kukula
Editor - Peter R. Adam
Casting - Simone Bär
Production Design - Lothar Holler
Rotten Tomatoes® Ratings and Review
TOMATOMETER:
90%
Average rating: 7.4/10
Reviews counted: 107
Fresh: 96 | Rotten: 11
AUDIENCE:
93% liked it
Average rating: 4/5
Reviews counted: 54,842

Review: Funny and poignant social critique of German reunification.
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