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Good Bye, Waxy Lenin!

February 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Novelty

No, this post isn’t about our #6 favorite travel movie of all time, but about the actual Vladimir Lenin. As you probably know, he’s been on display as a kind of tourist trinket-slash-semi-religious icon since his death, in Red Square in all his waxy glory. But possibly not for much longer. I went to check [...]

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Travel Movies We Love: Sign Us Up for Communist Kitsch

April 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Blog posts by Lia, Travel Movies We Love

6. Good Bye Lenin! (2003) Alex lives in East Berlin. It’s 1989. His mom falls into a coma for a few months, and in that time the Berlin Wall falls. Mom wakes up, and because she’s a true believer in Communism, he painstakingly recreates all the aspects of East Berlin that are quickly evaporating in [...]

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