#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: An affectionate and refreshing East/West-Germany comedy about a boy whose mother was in a coma while the Berlin wall fell and when she wakes up he must try to keep her from learning what happened (as she was an avid communist supporter) to avoid shocking her which could lead to another heart attack.
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I didn’t have too many expectations for this film. My partner pitched it to me as a comedy, and I hadn’t seen the trailer in a while so I went into thinking that’s all it would be. Instead, it really was a sublimely sophisticated film.
I had the good fortune to see East Berlin first in July 1989 (there was *ZERO* hint that the wall would be down in 4 months) and then in February 1990. It was an amazing before and after, and I thought this film captured this very well. As a visitor to the East for several months that year, this film really brought back to me the East European Quiet Revolution when everything really did change.
The characters going through that change are of course an allegory for the changes all around them- ’40 years gone! They sold us up river!’ says an old man who represents those who ‘lost’ in the reunification contrasted to those who won-the youth. Similarly, the contrast of personal re-unification (the children and their father) vs that of the east and west is a wonderfully treated theme through the film . And of course lies. Lies to comfort us, lies to deal with other lies. A very, very touching film.
This was a good film, and I think it needed to be made. A way of life disappeared in Europe, perhaps forever, and it seems appropriate that the fall of Communism has thus been documented.
The basic premise of “Goodbye Lenin” is that the young man’s mother is in a coma over the months when the Berlin Wall is coming down. She wakes up (oblivious) in united Germany, but as she is so fragile she cannot be allowed to know that everything she held dear has collapsed. What ensues is a comic and moving scenario – her son does his best to pretend that nothing has changed.
Yes, the movie is a little drawn-out. And most of the comedy is lost on non-Germans, or those unaware of the political climate in the region. However, there are clear universal issues to be considered; idealism, hope, family. There is one particular scene which I thought encompassed exactly how the main protagonist feels – he is at a bank trying to change his mother’s old East German currency into Deutschmarks but the deadline has passed. He becomes aggravated by the sheep-like behaviour of his peers. After all, this is their culture being crushed by McCapitalism, but their individual vaunting ambition blinds them from doing something about it. Very refreshing to see this on the big screen.
All in all, “Goodbye Lenin” is a nicely-rounded statement of where the European film industry is heading, and it will appeal to most independent-minded people on both an artistic and political level. 8/10.
Original Language de
Runtime 2 hr 1 min (121 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Wolfgang Becker
Writer Bernd Lichtenberg, Wolfgang Becker (author), Achim von Borries (collaborator on screenplay), Henk Handloegten (collaborator on screenplay), Chris Silber (collaborator on screenplay)
Actors Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova, Maria Simon
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 36 wins & 21 nominations.
Production Company Westdeutscher Rundfunk, X-Filme Creative Pool
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Moviecam Cameras
Laboratory ARRI Film & TV, München, Germany, Schwarzfilm, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Film Length 3,327 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak), 8 mm (some scenes)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP), 35 mm