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Bungalow (2002)

Unrated | | Drama | 6 February 2003 (Germany)
A German soldier goes AWOL and returns home to more problems than he left.

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Kerstin
Jörg Malchow ...
Stefan
Maria Hagewald ...
Dunja
Frank Breitenreiter ...
Frank
Steffen Münster ...
Lehrer
Michael Abendroth ...
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Frederic Neurath ...
Arne
Helke Sander ...
Paar am Bahnhof
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Paar am Bahnhof
Walter Zimmermann ...
Wirt
Dirk Jansen ...
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Paul is a German soldier who goes AWOL when the truck he is riding in stops at a fast food restaurant. He then returns home to where his older brother Max lives. Paul is immediately attracted to Max's girlfriend, Lene, and tries to entice her into a sexual relationship, but she refuses. Paul is shown to be angry and frequently loses his temper at those around him, including his brother, his old friend, and his ex-girlfriend. Meanwhile, the military begins to look for him. Written by Patrick Lin

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Even worse than the 'Killer Tomatoes'
27 November 2015 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of the most tedious, pointless and plot less films of all time. It's only redeeming quality is that the experience of sitting through an hour of it allows an appreciation of every other film one can think of - even the ubiquitous 'Attack of the killer tomatoes'.

In the days of compulsory National Service, a young man deserts the Army and goes home where he finds himself attracted to his brother's girlfriend. That's the plot. The pace can only be described as static. The lead actor is a handsome young man who drops his underpants in at least four scenes. In fact one might be forgiven for thinking that the whole point of this production was the director's urge to get this young unknown actor to be naked on set for as long as possible. There is even a scene where he actually begins to explicitly masturbate on camera. This did not exactly propel him into stardom as he appeared in only 4 more productions. One really has to question the value and the purpose of his displays in this production.

After an hour I had to fast forward the last fifteen minutes to reach the climax. It was that bad. So boring are the characters that any interest in their fate evaporates in the warmth of drowsiness. And when I opened my eyes the plot had advanced to an entirely predictable, utterly unpoetical and completely banal ending. Don't bother watching this.


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