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Wolfgang Becker • Director

Interview

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by Federico Greco and

The director presents Good Bye, Lenin! [+see also:
trailer
interview: Wolfgang Becker
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, his film written with Bernd Lichtenberg, EFA Best film, best actor (Daniel Brühl), best screenwriter (Bernd Lichtenberg).
He describes his work as "a universal story of a young man who saves the life of the mother trough lies, building up a little world that represents a big faith".
A story with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany as a background, that for Becker can be understood and appreciated both by an audience outside Germany, and by all the "east Berliners who feel a desire to remember things as used to be, looking backwards to the times when they thought everything was better. Before finding out that not everything in the West was gold".

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