Image Studies

Image Studies

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The final chapter of the book examines two films, Helden Wie Wir (1999) and Goodbye Lenin! (2002), which deal specifically with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Goodbye Lenin!  is relatively sucessful in re-scaling the images of the fall of the Wall, particularly as it manages to offer an emotional, as well as humorous re-visioning of the event. It also cleverly re-writes history through a serious of fake films that the main protagonist makes in order not to unsettle his ailing mother. In doing so the film nestles a series of viewpoints within the single narrative.

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Goodbye Lenin!

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