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A dedicated young German boy pulls off an elaborate scheme to keep his mother in good health in this comedy drama from director [[Performer~P221470~Wolfgang Becker~wolfgangbecker]]. Suffering a heart attack and falling into a coma after seeing her son arrested during a protest, Alex's ([[Performer~P307207~Daniel Brühl~danielbrühl]]) socialist mother, Christiane ([[Performer~P151867~Katrin Sass~katrinsass]]), 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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:February 9, 2003

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Wolfgang Becker Best Film from the European Union 2003 Winner

Cast

Daniel Brühl
as Alex
Katrin Sass
as Christiane Kerner
Chulpan Khamatova
as Lara
Maria Simon
as Ariane
Florian Lukas
as Denis
Alexander Beyer
as Rainer
Burghart Klaußner
as Robert Kerner
Michael Gwisdek
as Principal Dr. Klapprath
Stefan Walz
as Sigmund Jahn
Christine Schorn
as Frau Schafer
Jelena Kratz
as Ariane at age 13
Jurgen Holtz
as Ganske

Crew

Wolfgang Becker
Director
Stefan Arndt
Producer
Bernd Lichtenberg
Screenwriter
Wolfgang Becker
Screenwriter
Martin Kukula
Cinematographer
Yann Tiersen
Composer (Music Score)
Peter R. Adam
Editor
Daniele Drobny
Production Designer
Lothar Holler
Set Designer
Aenne Plaumann
Costume Designer
Wolfgang Schukrafft
Sound/Sound Designer
Sarah Gross
First Assistant Director
Xaver Naudascher
Additional Music
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