The German Democratic Republic lives on — in 79 square meters!
Alex Kerner was arrested protesting against the GDR in East Germany in 1989. The shock sends his mother into a coma and she remains comatose through the fall of the regime and Berlin’s opening up to the west. When she wakes in 1990, her doctors warn that she should be protected from any further shock. But that’s a little tricky since everything she knows about her beloved country has changed. Wanting her to recuperate in a familiar setting, Alex sets about to recreate the communist GDR in their tiny apartment. Part comedy, part family drama and part political commentary, Goodbye Lenin is a funny and touching film about the difficulty of standing still in a world that is constantly changing.
Check the BPL Catalog for this title: Good Bye Lenin!