"Good-Bye Lenin" Film Review by Write Fine

"Good-Bye Lenin"
A look at how personal and public histories intersect in the film "Good-Bye Lenin".
# 112297 | 1,827 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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This paper summarizes the film "Good-Bye Lenin" and examines its message that love, perhaps too much love, can kill the truth in the relationship between mother and son. The paper also examines the paper's other message, which reveals how over-involvement in politics can become a substitute for a real, family life. The paper then looks at how the conflict within the family in the film can be applied to the conflict between the East and the West and Communism and Capitalism. The paper relates that the unity of East and West forces Germans to confront their collective past, and to confront the incomplete nature of both of their systems. To truly move forward and to create something that is stronger and better than before, everyone must give up their fixation upon the material goods and ideals and ideas of the past.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bradshaw, Peter. "Good-bye Lenin." The Guardian. 25 Jul 2003. 1 May 2008. http://film.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/Critic_Review/Guardian_Film_of_the_week/0,,1005279,00.html
  • "Good-bye Lenin." Directed by Wolfgang Becker. 2003.

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