09 Dec at 18:15 only

On the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

Winner of the European Film Award for Best Film.

Golden Globe Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film.

A Wolfgang Becker tragicomedy.


Germany 2003, 113 mins, 16LSN, in German with English subtitles.

In Berlin, the crazed city where west confronts east, a son will do anything to protect his mother.

It’s October 1989, right before the fall of the Berlin Wall, and Alex (Daniel Brűhl) lives with his mom, Christiane (Katherine Sass), and sister Ariane (Maria Simon). His mother, a loyal party member is shocked on witnessing Alex participate in an anti-communist rally, falls into a coma and misses the revolution. After she wakes, doctors warn that any stress could adversely affect her health. As a result the family go to great lengths to pretend that communism still reigns in Berlin.

“Ingenuous … funny, moving.” Empire.

“So smart and swatty, mature, it’s liberating.” Time.

“A wonderful film.” L.A. Times.

“Funny and poignant.” 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Film courtesy of the Goethe-Institut.

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