Goodbye Lenin (2003)

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This film was the closest to the western cinematic style that we have grown so accustomed to watching. The timeline and transitions throughout the movie were quite engaging, especially with it’s historical structure. Previous films we’ve been viewing in class had an incredibly abstract shots that were either to be interpreted deeply or from a shallow perspective (as is). Surprisingly, trying to understand that a certain element of a film could really have no significant meaning was the most difficult part.

Wolfgang Becker made use of Germany’s history. He also put clear distinction between all of the main characters. Alex trying to shield his poor, ill mother from the truth of their country. Trying to shield her from this new version, this different version of Germany…

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