A dedicated young German boy pulls off an elaborate scheme to keep his mother in good health after suffering a heart attack and falling into a coma after seeing her son arrested during a protest, Alex’s socialist mother, Christiane, remains comatose through the fall of the Berlin wall and the German Democratic Republic. Knowing that the slightest shock could prove fatal upon his mother’s awakening, Alex strives to keep the fall of the GDR a secret for as long as possible. Keeping their apartment firmly rooted in the past, Alex’s scheme works for a while, but it’s not long before his mother is feeling better and ready to get up and around again
Director: Wolfgang Becker
Producer(s): Stefan Arndt
Screenplay: Wolfgang Becker, Bernd Lichtenberg
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova, Maria Simon and Alexander Beyer.
A great movie that I want to see from a long time ago. A great way to explain a melodramatic history and at the same time, the recent history of Germany. Entertaining and interesting, watch it!