Good bye, Lenin!, directed by Wolfgang Becker, is a sappy nostalgic comedy about lying to the people you love in order to keep them alive.

The film is about a young man named Alex (Daniel Brühl) who tries to keep his convalescent mother (Katrin Sass) - who has recently awakened from a coma which she fell into right before the fall of Communism -- fooled into believing that the Berlin Wall is still up and Communism is alive and well.

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