I decided to watch this after half-remembering it from my high school German class. It was pretty much as good as I thought it would be.
After his mother awakens from a pre-democracy coma, a young man must keep her from learning that the East Germany she knew and loved no longer exists. A clever idea that moves along with gentle pushes, but it ultimately goes a little long. Very watchable, though, and the characters are colorful and realistic.
Again, colorful and realistic. They each have a distinctive personality that makes the interpersonal conflicts more interesting.
The sets are a little bland on the color palette, but it certainly fits the overall style of the film.
A completely new take on the lives that were changed by the wall coming down. It certainly makes a case for the seriousness of the genre blend of historical fiction and comedy.