Winner of six prestigious European Film Awards, including Best Picture and 2004 Golden Globe Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, this coming-of-age adventure blends the fall of Communism with the salient emotions of a family's love. "Destined to become one of Germany's biggest international hits," (BBC Films), Good Bye Lenin! is a beautiful introduction to a whole new, free world. In 1989, Christiane Kerner has lost her husband and is completely devoted tot he Socialist East German state. A heart attack leaves her in a coma, and when she awakens eight months later, the Berlin Wall has fallen and it's a whole new world. To protect her from the shock, her son Alex hatches a plan to keep her in the dark. It's easy... all he has to do is turn back the hands of time.

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Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

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Family · 2h 1m · 2/9/2003

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The German Democratic Republic lives on -- in 79 square meters!

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Winner of six prestigious European Film Awards, including Best Picture and 2004 Golden Globe Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, this coming-of-age adventure blends the fall of Communism with the salient emotions of a family's love. "Destined to become one of Germany's biggest international hits," (BBC Films), Good Bye Lenin! is a beautiful introduction to a whole new, free world. In 1989, Christiane Kerner has lost her husband and is completely devoted tot he Socialist East German state. A heart attack leaves her in a coma, and when she awakens eight months later, the Berlin Wall has fallen and it's a whole new world. To protect her from the shock, her son Alex hatches a plan to keep her in the dark. It's easy... all he has to do is turn back the hands of time.

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Status

Released

Language

German

Country

Germany

Production Companies

X-Filme Creative Pool, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Arte

Budget

$4,800,000

Revenue

$55,694,557
Cast
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Daniel Brühl

Alexander 'Alex' Kerner
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Regina Ziebach

Gurkenfrau
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Wolfgang Stein

Gurkenmann
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Mennan Yapo

Flohmarktverkäufer
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Maximilian Brunow

Pionier Sascha
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Bojan Heyn

Pionier Niko
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Fritz Roth

Pförtner Coca-Cola
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Armin Dillenberger

Bankangestellter
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Denys Darahan

Pionier Christian
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Bastian Lang

Pionier Frank
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Lothar Schlichthar

Dicker Mann am Pool
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Alexander Reed

Wuppertaler
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Ute Michel

Frauenärztin (as Dr. Ute Michel)
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Svea Timander

Vaters neue Frau
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Hanna Schwamborn

Carla Kerner
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Rafael Hübner

Thomas Kerner
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Michael Berge

Partyredner
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Andreas Thieck

SFB-Nachrichtensprecher (voice)
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Guido Buchwald

Himself (archive footage)
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Sigmund Jähn

Himself (archive footage)
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Klaus Augenthaler

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Lothar de Maizière

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Michael Gempart

Grenzer (uncredited)
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Raisa Gorbachev

Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Hannelore Kohl

Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Marc Bischoff

Junger Stationsarzt
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Helmut Kohl

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Hans-Dietrich Genscher

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Willy Brandt

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Erich Honecker

Himself (archive footage)
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Elke Werner

Verkäuferin HO-Markt
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Mikhail Gorbachev

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Jürgen Vogel

Das Küken
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Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey

Fahrer Krankenwagen
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Katrin Saß

Christiane Kerner (as Kathrin Sass)
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Chulpan Khamatova

Lara
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Maria Simon

Ariane Kerner
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Florian Lukas

Denis
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Alexander Beyer

Rainer
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Burghart Klaußner

Robert Kerner (as Burghart Klaussner)
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Michael Gwisdek

Klapprath
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Christine Schorn

Frau Schäfer
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Jürgen Holtz

Herr Ganske
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Jochen Stern

Herr Mehlert
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Stefan Walz

Sigmund Jähn
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Eberhard Kirchberg

Dr. Wagner
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Hans-Uwe Bauer

Dr. Mewes
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Nico Ledermueller

Alex - 11 Jahre (as Nico Ledermüller)
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Jelena Kratz

Ariane - 13 Jahre
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Laureen Hatscher

Baby Paula - 1 Jahr (as Laureen)
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Felicitas Hatscher

Baby Paula - 1 Jahr (as Felicitas)
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Martin Brambach

Stasi 1
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Michael Gerber

Stasi 2
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Robert Störr

Funktionär Ordensverleihung
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Philipp Kupfer

Baby Paula - 3 Monate
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Ernst-Georg Schwill

Taxifahrer
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Rainer Werner

Stasi in Jeansjacke
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Horst-Dieter Stork

Grenzer 1
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Hartmut Kuley

NVA-Offizier
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Ditmar Bieseke

Grenzer 2
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Dirk Prinz

Beifahrer
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Peter Kurth

'X-TV' Chef
Crew
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Wolfgang Becker

Writer
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Wolfgang Becker

Director
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Bernd Lichtenberg

Writer
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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Good Bye Lenin!

(DVD)

8/10/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

Au revoir Lénine!

(DVD)

5/13/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

Good Bye Lenin!

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Good Bye Lenin!

(DVD)

8/10/2004

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