German film: Good Bye Lenin

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Walked into a local theatre with my friends a few weeks ago and saw this gem. Basically a nostalgic journey back to East Germany, this film depicts the sad existence of disperancies between socialism in real life and the ideal socialism in Utopia. I was totally moved by the film. Selfless Socialism is on paper a much grander ideal than greedy capitalism, and I can understand the frustration felt by some idealists when communism didn't work out.

I walked out of the theatre thinking if indeed we can live without the materialism and instant gratification that drive the world economy today. I felt I was living a wasteful life. Of course the next day it was life as usual but I have rarely come across a film that still lingers in my mind after it is over.

Many of you guys like German cars and would like to learn the language, so why not give this film a try? Its filled with funny moments too, so about anybody can find something interesting in it.
 

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^^those movies are the best

you go see them, and a week later, you're still thinking about them. i love it.
you have a title or sth? caus "a german movie" isn't a very accurate description

those are actually the only movies i like. those an comedies (when they're funny :? ) i hate action movies, magic movies or anything like that. from the moment you think like '"common, that's impossible..." it's a stupid movie!
 
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bone said:
from the moment you think like '"common, that's impossible..." it's a stupid movie!
Unless you know the movie makers were trying to be serious but it's so immensly stupid that you can't stop laughing, then it becomes fun again, example:
-Driven
-10.5 (tv earthquake movie)
 

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@ESPNSTI. I can only think of one film in which I've done that. The bit near the end of Matrix Revolutions, when he finds out that Trinity is dying. And Neo goes "come quickly" and then Trinity goes "no, look" and then he sees those pipe thingies in her and he goes "oh no, no no, no". They were trying so hard to be serious, and make it an emotional moment, but I just sat there and laughed. Still a pretty good film, anyway.. :)
 
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^^ that Matrix scenario is very very very mild compared to the stuff that happens in Driven.
Driven is a horrible movie, but I want to watch it again just to laugh at it :lol: .
 

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ever seen biker boyz?

i laughed my ass of with all those "heavy" dudes acting cool :D
 

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Indeed. I have no intention of buying/renting it; however, if it's ever on TV one day I'll be sure to watch it simply for it's comedy value ;)
 

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is there a french version?

I just don't like watching english movies.. sometimes I lose concentration in a bad moment and poof.. :roll:
 

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Jeesh, this thread really seperates out who the real cinema fans are.... :p

Any *true* cinema fan would always take subtitles over a dub. Dubs are shit.
 
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Yep, I watch movies on DVD like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with subs too.
 

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I refuse to watch dubbed films. Actually, I enjoy watching subtitled films, sometimes over English movies (for a change of pace). In fact, one of my favorite movies is subtitled: The Seven Samurai, a Japanse film from... the 50's I believe that was the basis for The Magnificient Seven.

I'm a pretty big film buff (not a factoid one - just enjoy the art of it as well as the content). My uncle teaches film at a college and so I always like to talk with him about that kinda stuff.
 

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zenon said:
Jeesh, this thread really seperates out who the real cinema fans are.... :p

Any *true* cinema fan would always take subtitles over a dub. Dubs are shit.
yeah but if you lived here you'd get used to dubbing :roll:

90% of the movies are...
 
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In fact, one of my favorite movies is subtitled: The Seven Samurai, a Japanse film from... the 50's I believe that was the basis for The Magnificient Seven.
I have that one, that is a fantastic movie (provided you like that genre).
Currently listed as the number 6 rated movie of all time (Shichinin no samurai) on IMDB (not that I agree with the high ranking of some of those movies):
http://www.imdb.com/top_250_films

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yeah but if you lived here you'd get used to dubbing :roll:

90% of the movies are...
I used to live close to the German border, and I never got used to movies dubbed in German, I practically still have nightmares about them, hell honestly, it played a part in my decision to move to the US :lol: .
Perhaps movies dubbed in French are done a bit more professional?
 

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sadly not! and most of the time they're dubbed in French of France with their accent and dumb expressions! :?
 
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