History Film / GoodbyeLenin

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.
22nd Jun '16 2:44:02 PM JamesAustin
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: If the cab driver really ''is'' supposed to be Sigmund Jähn, is this. In real life, Jähn had managed to work as a freelance consultant for the German Aerospace Center (DLR) following reunification in 1990, prior to which he was in the East German army where he had risen to the rank of Major General, hardly making him likely to be as down on his luck as the movie suggests.
22nd Jun '16 2:32:41 PM JamesAustin
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"The GDR survives -- on 79 square meters!"

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"The ->''"The GDR survives -- on 79 square meters!"
meters!"''



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 also put actor [[Creator/DanielBruhl Daniel Brühl]] on the map.

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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 Daniel Brühl]] Creator/DanielBruhl on the map.
21st Jun '16 2:02:22 PM Brick3621
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* {{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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* {{Dacha}}: 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 May '16 4:55:22 AM Faberlich
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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.

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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.
GDR. The also put actor [[Creator/DanielBruhl Daniel Brühl]] on the map.
1st Apr '16 1:30:40 PM eroock
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* DumpsterDiving: Alex discovers that most of the old product brands have been replaced by imports from the west so he searches dumpsters for jars with the old labels. He cleans the jars and puts the food into them so his mother never knows that they are actually eating pickles from Holland.

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* DumpsterDiving: DumpsterDive: Alex discovers that most of the old product brands have been replaced by imports from the west so he searches dumpsters for jars with the old labels. He cleans the jars and puts the food into them so his mother never knows that they are actually eating pickles from Holland.



* INeverGotAnyLetters: The mother reveals that she has been lying to Alex about his father. He didn't go to West Germany with a woman and he did write letters. Ariane later finds all of the old letters from her father and cries as she reads them.



* MaintainTheLie: what begins as a simple attempt to prevent Christiane from knowing that the Wall fell "takes on a life of its own" and has to be developed into an elaborate ruse, even to the point of making use of Alex's friend and colleague Denis' passion for film-making to create fake news reports (some of which are clearly ridiculous, but imitate the RealLife propaganda) to explain away reality.

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* MaintainTheLie: what What begins as a simple attempt to prevent Christiane from knowing that the Wall fell "takes on a life of its own" and has to be developed into an elaborate ruse, even to the point of making use of Alex's friend and colleague Denis' passion for film-making to create fake news reports (some of which are clearly ridiculous, but imitate the RealLife propaganda) to explain away reality.
23rd Mar '16 2:14:59 PM nielas
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* DumpsterDiving: Alex discovers that most of the old product brands have been replaced by imports from the west so he searches dumpsters for jars with the old labels. He cleans the jars and puts the food into them so his mother never knows that they are actually eating pickles from Holland.
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