Goodbye, Lenin!

Goodbye, Lenin! is a German comedy film by Wolfgang Becker. It centers around a family that lived in East Germany as the 1989 revolution unfolded. After the matriarch of the family suffers from a near-fatal heart attack, her family must pretend that the revolution didn’t happen in order to keep her from the truth and save her life.

This film was pretty enjoyable for me as it mixed heavy topics with comedy. Their lies became more elaborate as it became more obvious that East Germany was getting more and more westernized. My favorite type of lie that they did was the fake news reports. It was amusing how they had to think of fake news, film, and edit it in order to keep the mother happy.

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