Good Bye, Lenin! - Goodbye Lenin READ THE WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE IN SUPPLEMENT TO THESE NOTES Intro Notes Film released in 2003 but based in 1989-1990 90-95

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Goodbye, Lenin! READ THE WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE IN SUPPLEMENT TO THESE NOTES Intro Notes: Film released in 2003 but based in 1989-1990 90-95% student approval rating for this film Directed by Wolfgang Becker Film set in Alexanderplatz, Germany (locals call it “Alex”) o Located in Berlin o In the Mitte district, the central burrow of Berlin Has German stars, film is in German Everything is filmed on location Film opens when the main character is a little kid in 1978 o Reference the first German to enter space o His name was Sigmund Jahn from East Germany o They are watching real footage on the TV All historical references in the film are accurate and factual Berlin was part of the EDR during the time period of this film October 1989-October 1990 is the time frame for the film, ends around the reunification of Germany Official Germany Unity Day: October 3 rd , 1990 Berlin/Germany was divided because of WW2 Allied Powers: USA, France, UK, Soviet Union As the Nazi’s started losing the war, the Allied powers met in the middle of Germany o Soviets kicked butt on the East side o Allied Powers kicked Nazi butt on the West side Where the powers meet is where the Iron Curtain fell mostly because the US never really trusted the Soviet Union and the Soviet Union never trusted the West that much West side of the wall: Free, democratic states
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