Good Bye, Lenin!

Good Bye Lenin!
Good Bye Lenin.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byWolfgang Becker
Produced byStefan Arndt
Written by
  • Wolfgang Becker
  • Bernd Lichtenberg
Music by
CinematographyMartin Kukula
Edited byPeter R. Adam
X-Filme Creative Pool
Distributed byX Verleih AG (Germany)
Release date
  • 13 February 2003 (2003-02-13)
Running time
121 minutes
BudgetDM 9.6 million (4.8 million) (approx. $6.5 million)
Box office$79,384,880

Good Bye Lenin! is a 2003 German tragicomedy film, directed by Wolfgang Becker. The cast includes Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova, and Maria Simon. The story follows a family in East Germany; the mother (Saß) is dedicated to the socialist cause and falls into a coma in October 1989, shortly before the November revolution. When she awakens eight months later in June 1990, her son (Brühl) attempts to protect her from a fatal shock by concealing the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of communism.[1]

Most scenes were shot at the Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin and around Plattenbauten near Alexanderplatz. Good Bye, Lenin! received numerous honours, including 2003's European Film Award for Best Film and German Film Award for Best Fiction Film.[2][3]

  1. ^ "GOOD BYE, LENIN! (2003)". BFI. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  2. ^ "10 great German films of the 21st century". British Film Institute. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  3. ^ Good Bye Lenin! - IMDb, retrieved 3 October 2019