Good Bye Lenin!
Directed by Wolfgang Becker
I wasn't alive when the Berlin Wall came down (I'm young stuff) so this film didn't have the emotional impact that it did with other people who can remember the event. I still found this to be an intriguing film with a fascinating premise.
In 1990, Alex Kerner attempts to keep his frail mother from finding out that East Germany no longer exists, as the shock could kill her. Alex engages in a series of ruses to keep up the charade, with help from his sister Ariane and his girlfriend Lara.
As soon as I read the description, I knew I would like this. It is an odd, Wes Anderson-esque blend of comedy and drama. Not only were the filmmakers successful in creating a smart political statement but a moving family drama as well. Alex's fabrication of events didn't seem any more fictitious than the bullshit politicians spew on a regular basis.
Can't go all the way, but still we are on quite the streak!
CGI was used to de-Westernize Berlin.