History Film / GoodByeLenin

16th Nov '16 9:01:21 AM TheLyniezian
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* ADegreeInUseless: Ariane's[[note]Alex's sister[[/note]] studying of "economic theory" (presumably of a Marxist-Leninist sort) is something she clearly saw as useless in a now-capitalist environment- so she quits whilst she's ahead and gets a job at the very capitalist Burger King.

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* ADegreeInUseless: Ariane's[[note]Alex's Ariane's[[note]]Alex's sister[[/note]] studying of "economic theory" (presumably of a Marxist-Leninist sort) is something she clearly saw as useless in a now-capitalist environment- so she quits whilst she's ahead and gets a job at the very capitalist Burger King.
16th Nov '16 9:00:52 AM TheLyniezian
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* ADegreeInUseless: Ariane's studying of "economic theory" (presumably of a Marxist-Leninist sort) is something she clearly saw as useless in a now-capitalist environment- so she quits whilst she's ahead and gets a job at the very capitalist Burger King.

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* ADegreeInUseless: Ariane's Ariane's[[note]Alex's sister[[/note]] studying of "economic theory" (presumably of a Marxist-Leninist sort) is something she clearly saw as useless in a now-capitalist environment- so she quits whilst she's ahead and gets a job at the very capitalist Burger King.
16th Nov '16 8:55:28 AM TheLyniezian
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* ADegreeInUseless: Ariane's studying of "economic theory" (presumably of a Marxist-Leninist sort) is something she clearly saw as useless in a now-capitalist environment- so she quits whilst she's ahead and gets a job at the very capitalist Burger King.
16th Nov '16 8:47:15 AM TheLyniezian
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* UsefulNotes/{{Dacha}}: The family have one[[note]]referred to by the German word ''Datsche'' and helpfully translated in the US-release English subtitles as "weekend cabin" [[/note]], and are shown holidaying there in old home movie footage- later, they take the mother (Christiane) there in the Trabant, where she [[spoiler: tells the real story about the father's defection to the West, and suffers a relapse due to the trauma of remembering the event.]]

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* UsefulNotes/{{Dacha}}: The family have one[[note]]referred to by the German word ''Datsche'' and helpfully translated in the US-release English subtitles as "weekend cabin" [[/note]], and are shown holidaying there in old home movie footage- later, they take the mother (Christiane) there in the Trabant, where she [[spoiler: tells the real story about the father's defection to the West, and suffers a relapse due to the trauma of remembering the event.]]
25th Oct '16 6:34:19 AM Hjortron18
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Shortly before the fall of the Berlin wall, the young East German Alexander Kerner's dedicated Communist mother sees her son in an anti-government demonstration and falls into a coma. When she awakens eight months later, the doctors tell Alexander that his mother cannot abide a new shock. Alexander therefore orchestrates an elaborate ruse, complete with fake television programs, to keep his bed-ridden mother from finding out that the GDR is gone.

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Shortly before the fall of the Berlin wall, the young East German Alexander Kerner's dedicated Communist mother sees her son in an anti-government demonstration and falls into a coma.coma due to an heart attack. When she awakens eight months later, the doctors tell Alexander that his mother cannot abide a new shock. Alexander therefore orchestrates an elaborate ruse, complete with fake television programs, to keep his bed-ridden mother from finding out that the GDR is gone.
24th Oct '16 10:37:49 AM jamespolk
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German [[{{Dramedy}} bittersweet comedy]] from 2003, with a lot of subtle humor, playing on the feeling of shell-shock many East Germans felt upon being catapulted into the Capitalist world and the almost overnight disappearance of their country. Many of the visual clues might be easy to miss for people not familiar with the common cliches about the GDR. The film also put actor Creator/DanielBruhl on the map.

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German [[{{Dramedy}} bittersweet comedy]] from 2003, with directed by Wolfgang Becker. Has a lot of subtle humor, playing on the feeling of shell-shock many East Germans felt upon being catapulted into the Capitalist world and the almost overnight disappearance of their country. Many of the visual clues might be easy to miss for people not familiar with the common cliches about the GDR. The film also put actor Creator/DanielBruhl on the map.
4th Sep '16 3:03:42 PM nombretomado
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* PopculturalOsmosisFailure - Denis shows Alex the wedding video he has edited in the style of ''[[ASpaceOdyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey]]''. Alex does not get the reference - having never seen the original film.

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* PopculturalOsmosisFailure - Denis shows Alex the wedding video he has edited in the style of ''[[ASpaceOdyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey]]''.''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. Alex does not get the reference - having never seen the original film.
13th Aug '16 3:45:06 PM LondonKdS
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** The "vacations in Hungary" comment is a reference to actual events - Hungary liberalised its politics and reduced security at its border several months before the fall of the Wall, leading to many East Germans, who were allowed to visit Hungary, going there explicitly so that they could cross the border into Austria and escape to the West.

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** The "vacations in Hungary" comment is a reference to actual events - Hungary liberalised its politics and reduced security at its border several months before the fall of the Wall, leading to many East Germans, who were allowed to visit Hungary, going there explicitly specifically so that they could cross the border into Austria and escape to the West.
11th Aug '16 5:27:54 AM LondonKdS
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** The "vacations in Hungary" comment is a reference to actual events - Hungary liberalised its politics and reduced security at its border several months before the fall of the Wall, leading to many East Germans, who were allowed to visit Hungary, going there explicitly so that they could cross the border into Austria and escape to the West.
10th Aug '16 4:04:48 PM faunas
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** Actually, the pickle (more correctly, [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spreewald_gherkins spreewald gherkin]]) labels were not avaliable in any dumpsters, so he is forced to say that they come from Holland. She liked the Dutch pickles BTW. But, with everything else, the rellabelling is true.
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