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'Goodbye, Lenin' Director Discusses Story

Director Wolfgang Becker's Goodbye, Lenin, follows the efforts of a young man who transforms his family's apartment into an island of the past on doctor's orders. The time-capsule measures are meant to shield his socialist mother -- recently recovered from a coma -- from traumatic events. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Becker.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.