Good Bye Lenin

Good Bye Lenin - H102 Response of Good Bye Lenin By Hudson...

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H102 Response of Good Bye Lenin By Hudson Panek The movie Good Bye Lenin depicts the effect the fall of communism had on families that lived in the Soviet Bloc. The movie surrounds around an Eastern German family, and more specifically, the two sons attempting to hide the fact that East Germany has unified to their mother. The mother, who had a heart attacked and a subsequent coma, literally “slept” through the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. I believe this is more of a symbolic occurrence because of the fact that the fall occurred so rapidly, that it can almost be described as waking up one morning, and everything has changed. This is very important because one of the main points of the film was to try to portray how rapid this fall was, and what consequence that had on individuals/families. The mother wakes up out of her coma and her entire world has changed, but she has no idea, and won’t have any idea until much farther into the film. Her two sons attempt (in extremes at time) to shield heir mother from this news because they believe it
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course HIST 105 taught by Professor Eklof during the Spring '08 term at Indiana.

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