Arts & Life

German Film 'Goodbye, Lenin:' A Cold-War Capsule

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Director Wolfgang Becker's Goodbye, Lenin, follows the efforts of a young man who transforms his family's apartment into a time capsule on doctor's orders. The transformation is meant to shield his socialist mother, recently recovered from a coma, from traumatic events — like realizing the Berlin Wall has fallen. NPR's Bob Mondello has a review; NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Becker.

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