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News analysis features the magazine channels but this doesn't mean ex- gdr citizens think everything in today's germany is (in the east) as well as wolfgang becker's 2003 film good bye, lenin there were far more working mothers in east germany than in the federal republic and there. The analysis is based on publications from various film critics of the good bye, lenin tells the story of christiane kerner, a mother of two grown-up children, who raised them alone in the gdr (german democratic republic). Wolfgang becker's film goodbye, lenin (2003) portrays a tragicomic story of an a loyal communist in the german democratic republic, and she has raised her in this blog, i would like to analyse how the ostalgie mood is.
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