Good Bye Lenin!
Saturday 1st June 2013 from 8pm
The year is 1989, and East and West Germany are still very much divided. Alex and his Ariane live in the East with their single mother, Christiane, a staunch Socialist. When Alex's mother witnesses his arrest on a protest march, she suffers a heart attack and falls into a coma for eight months, just enough time for the Berlin Wall to come tumbling down, along with all of East Germany's ideals.
Eight months later, Christiane wakes up, and things have changed. Doctors warn Alex any shock could bring on a fatal heart attack, and so he realises that he must convince his mother that her beloved Communism not only still exists, and is in fact triumphing over Capitalism. And what begins as a little white lie soon turns into a major comic deception! Intelligent, funny, moving and charming, "Goodbye Lenin!" (15) is a brilliantly original comedy, that took the main 3 prizes at the 2003 European Film Awards .Directed by Wolfgang Becker, it is a work full of wonderfully realistic performances, and a sharp sense of the absurd that will keep you chuckling throughout.
Annesley Hall, Saturday June 1st 8pm kickoff. Tickets available through www.newcastlecinema.org or on the door. Hope to see you there!
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Director: Wolfgang Becker
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
Run Time: 121 minutes