In Wolfgang Becker's entirely beguiling movie, a young East German goes to extraordinary lengths to convince his mother the world hasn't changed while she's been in a coma—which means somehow covering up the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Communism. A beautifully realised humanistic comedy.

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In Wolfgang Becker’s entirely beguiling movie, a young East German goes to extraordinary lengths to convince his mother the world hasn’t changed while she’s been in a coma?which means somehow covering up the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Communism. A beautifully realised humanistic comedy.

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