“Good Bye Lenin” worth 4 out of 5

The quirky German tragi-comedy “Good Bye Lenin”, our main feature for October, received 26 votes, with an average score of 4 out of 5. Most people found it a very well-acted and thought-out film, which raised some interesting questions as to what limits we should place on lying, even with the best of intentions. Daniel Bruhl only wants to protect his mother from the shock of learning that her world has changed while she has been unconscious, but, as he says, lying becomes a habit after a while, even when it becomes obvious to us, the audience, that there is no need to continue the deception. A very good film.
The Australian short “Cockatoo” also received good comments.