Good Bye Lenin!

Director:   Wolfgang Becker
Year:   2003
Language:   German, English and Russian
Time:   121 minutes

Not everyone in East Berlin was happy when the Wall fell in 1989. A family of dedicated communists has their adjustment complicated by the fact that the mother has been in a coma for months. When she wakes up, they try to protect her from the bad news and the evils of capitalism. Comedy ensues.

Rated R for brief language and sexuality.

Post-film discussion led by Charlie Brown.

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