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Goodbye Lenin (2003): History in the Subjunctive

Hillman, Roger


Wolfgang Becker's film Goodbye Lenin (2003) has been popular far beyond Germany. It provokes questions not found in standard debates about film and history. Feature films and documentary representations frequently 'adjust' history, governed by criteria of narrative economy and audience expectations that are quite different from those of historians. A counter-current within the discipline has pleaded for acknowledging the capacity of film to represent different aspects of history, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Rethinking History
DOI: 10.1080/13642520600648558


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