I just watched it today, prompted by the 30th anniversary. The film was very clever, it reflected German culture, sentiments and times of these years and also some melancholy. Did you watch it?
In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared. Director: Wolfgang Becker
It was quite an emotional, ambivalent, melancholic movie, because it shows the East- and West-German side, the Ossi's and the Wessi's perspective, the East-German and the West-German perspective. The East-German mother who fell into coma when she saw her son being arrested during the october 1989 peoples protests against the East-German regime against the regime by the Stasi or Vopo's is very fragile. The mother is a pious East-German socialist or communist journalist who believes in the East-German socialist system becomes very ill. Her son and daughter try to keep the old East-Germany alive when their mother returns home. Going as far as reenacting the DDR (Eastr-German communist) state tv news and trying hard to find East-German products in the United Germamy, while the statue of Lenin is taken away and replaced by symbols of capitalism like Coca cola. One of the good films I saw about the DDR and the fall of the Berlin wall.
The other was "Das Leben der Anderen", "The Life of the Others".
I am a cinematographic freak. Have seen hundreds of art house movies and a lot of them were German, French, Austrian, Spanish, Italian, Greek, British, Polish, Czech, Russdian, Hungarian, Israeli, Arab, Persian, Israeli, American and Canadian. But Germans surely can make very good movies. Excellent historical movies to which doesn't spare the Germans. Honest soul searching movies.