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OCR A2 Film Sec A Messages and Values in Global Film: Battleship Potemkin & Good Bye, Lenin! »

Rob Miller | Friday September 11, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Goodbye Lenin, World Cinema, Battleship Potemkin, Genres & Case Studies, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance, War

  • Battleship Potemkin (Russia, 1925)
  • Good Bye, Lenin! (Germany, 2003)

Battleship Potemkin

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Historical, Socio-political and Cultural Issues incorporating Authorship

Battleship Potemkin (Potemkin) is a film rooted in Russian history, a fragile peasant economy was ruled by a Tsarist autocracy until revolution and war in 1905 saw a wave of mass political and social unrest spread through the Russian Empire. This included strikes, peasant unrest and military mutinies. It was the latter that Potemkin explored by...

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Goodbye Lenin Case Study »

Viki Walden | Thursday August 25, 2011

Categories: GCSE, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Goodbye Lenin, Hot Entries

Paper 2 | Non-Hollywood Films Case Study | Goodbye Lenin



Goodbye Lenin spans the period from October 1989 to late 1990, from just before the fall of the Berlin Wall to full reunification.  Alex lives with his sister Ariane, her daughter Paula and his mother, Christiane. Their father apparently abandoned the family and fled to the West in 1978.

Christiane is a great supporter of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (the Party which rules East Germany), when walking through the streets of Berlin she sees Alex participating in an anti-government demonstration and the...

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