Goodbye Lenin: Vladimir Lenin 2003 o Wolfgang Backer o Germany Alex (Alexander Plots) Transport Hub Near Berlin Big monuments Mitte o Bigger centralized center of Berlin Age of no significance 90-95% approval Filmed on location 1978 o Reference first German to enter space East Germany East Berlin o All references are historically accurate Bulk of film in East Berlin o GDR German Democratic Republic (USSR puppet state) October 1989- 1990 Whole lot changes in this time o October 3 rd , 1990 German unity day East/West Germany o WW2 Nazi Germans tried to take over Europe The allied powers were all fighting and closing in on 1945 Allies US, UK, France, Soviet Union (most of Europe) As Nazi start losing the war, we meet in the center of Europe Where the allied powers met at the end of the war is where the iron curtain was dropped Happens because US and west didn’t trust the soviets and vice versa Although they worked together they didn’t trust one another o West Free democratic capitalist side o East Marxist lennonist economic types under the soviets o Supposedly sov states but were controlled by the USSR Cold War o Iron Curtain Berlin was the capital of Germany Politcal power of Nazi
Berlin was in East Germany, on the soviet side It was a divided city When powers came in, they all met in berlin
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- Spring '08
- Cold War, Berlin, East Berlin