Nowhere Land

Friday, October 28, 2005

Goodbye, Lenin

Well, I know this movie has been there for a long time. But I just saw it.
Lovely movie. I love it. It's funny and touching at the same time. And it's deep too, not simply either championing the capitalism or regreting the socialist ideals.

It's a good thing that this film is made by a German film maker. If it is made by American, you might see the "communism is evil" stuffs. Well, so what if your mother is a communist and you love her so much that you want to re-create a "socialist country" for her? Or more correctly, the young guy here want to create a "socialist" country that his mother (and perhaps he used to) believe- a country never existed. A country in which "Socialism doesn't mean living behind a wall. Socialism means eaching out to others, and living with others. Not just to dream about a better world, but to make the world a better place, but making it a better world." as said by the astronaut, the hero in Alex's childhood, now working as a taxi driver after the reunion.

Yeah, and I like the beauty of the Russian actress who plays Lara, Alex's girlfriend. Simple but lively, sexy beauty.

I follow the Moskva
Down to Gorky Park
Listening to the wind of change
An August summer night
Soldiers passing by
Listening to the wind of change

The world closing in
Did you ever think
That we could be so close,like brothers
The future's in the air
I can feel it everywhere
Blowing with the wind of change...

Another German film just watched: Stalingrad. It's also very good, watch it if you like "real" war movies, highly recommended.


  • Cũng nghe nhiều người recommended cái phim này mà chưa có thời gian để xem. :) Vậy là sè put this one on the list.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/28/2005 11:17 AM  

  • Where did you find it? Interesting read » » »

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/06/2007 10:01 PM  

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