|Good Bye Lenin!|
|Directed by||Wolfgang Becker|
|Produced by||Stefan Arndt|
|Edited by||Peter R. Adam|
X-Filme Creative Pool
|Distributed by||X Verleih AG (Germany)|
|Budget||DM 9.6 million (€4.8 million) (approx. $6.5 million)|
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.
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.