"Liebe Mauer" (a pretty good title as it's about love and the Wall) or "Beloved Berlin Wall" is a German 100-minute movie from 2009, so this one has its 10th anniversary 2 years from now. It is one of his most recent efforts as these days he is not really as prolific anymore as he was in the 1990s especially. This one here is definitely among his most known works and of course this also has to do with the fact that GDR-themed movies always make a wave here in Germany. The key component here is definitely romance and this movie made clear to me that romance occasionally appears in these GDR-themed films, but that it is rarely at the very middle of it all, which is actually a bit surprising, so I'm glad the execution here was solid overall. If you have seen some other German films, you will most likely recognize names and faces here. Lead actress Felicitas Woll gives one of the better performances of her career in one of the better films of her career. Male co-lead Maxim Mehmet has a tougher challenge as there is some genuinely bad writing included here when it comes to his character. He is just too perfect, wants to study medicine, has a great Abitur, does not believe in the GDR's ideals despite his dad and education. Oh yeah and he listens to Bruce Springsteen of course. Some of it made it tough to cheer for the character and also for his love to Woll's character as a consequence. Thomas Thieme plays pretty much the same character as he did on the Oscar-winning Lives of Others and that is not a bad thing at all, even if I may be a bit biased as I am a bit of a Thieme fanboy. Supporting actress Anna Fischer was in it really only for comedy purposes and the character was a bit too gimmicky for my liking. But yeah I don't like the actress too much. All in all, Iliked the film though. It's not great or really defining from a historical perspective, but it tells a good story about (more than) two individuals and how the GDR as well as the ending of the GDR had a drastic impact on their lives. So yes, it is worth watching, especially if you love romance. And there's no denying Woll is really stunning in here and these cardboard scenes with messages written on them were kinda sweet. Enough now, it is a thumbs-up without a doubt.