6.8/10
1,579
9 user 29 critic

Agnes and His Brothers (2004)

Agnes und seine Brüder (original title)
This drama focuses on three very different siblings, all searching for happiness. Hans-Jörg is a sex addicted librarian, who is interested in young students. Werner is a successful ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

On Disc

at Amazon

3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Based on Michel Houellebecq's controversial novel, this movie focuses on Michael and Bruno, two very different half-brothers and their disturbed sexuality. After a chaotic childhood with a ... See full summary »

Director: Oskar Roehler
Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Ulmen, Franka Potente
Suck My Dick (2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A successfull novel writer called Dr. Jekyll feels haunted by Hyde, a character from his latest novel who somehow materialized. When Jekyll awakens from a surreal nightmare he realizes that... See full summary »

Director: Oskar Roehler
Stars: Edgar Selge, Katja Flint, Ralf Richter
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This is a family story that covers thirty years in the life of the Freytag family (narrated by the grandson, Robert). When his grandfather returns from Russia in 1949, he becomes part of ... See full summary »

Director: Oskar Roehler
Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Meret Becker, Moritz Bleibtreu
Music | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The year is 1981, the German New Wave is at the peak. Harry, otherwise Sparkasse trainee, wants to make it big as a manager of the band of his friends, Apollo Schwabing. He has booked the ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Quabeck
Stars: Tom Schilling, Robert Stadlober, Jessica Schwarz
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Rise and fall of actor Ferdinand Marian, who takes the chance and stars in the anti-semitic movie Jud Süß (1940).

Director: Oskar Roehler
Stars: Tobias Moretti, Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Flanders, a famous female author, travels 1989 after the fall of the Berlin wall into the German capitol. She is deeply depressed of the events because she saw the communistic states as a ... See full summary »

Director: Oskar Roehler
Stars: Hannelore Elsner, Vadim Glowna, Jasmin Tabatabai
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Angst is the story of a sensitive stage director, Robert, and his beautiful girlfriend Marie, a doctor in a children's clinic. Their different attitudes toward life lead the two to constant... See full summary »

Director: Oskar Roehler
Stars: André Hennicke, Marie Bäumer, Vadim Glowna
John Rabe (2009)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.

Director: Florian Gallenberger
Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Daniel Brühl, Steve Buscemi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

After ordering enough typewriting paper for 40 years, just to get discount, Heinrich Lohse is forced to retire. The former manager has plenty of time now to spend with his wife and their 16... See full summary »

Directors: Vicco von Bülow, Renate Westphal-Lorenz
Stars: Evelyn Hamann, Vicco von Bülow, Irm Hermann
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Marcus H. Rosenmüller's first feature movie deals with a boy thinking that he is responsible for his mother's death and his unusual way to fight his feelings of guilt. 11-year-old Sebastian... See full summary »

Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller
Stars: Markus Krojer, Fritz Karl, Jürgen Tonkel
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Öllers and Niederländer have everything under control. For the past six years, the two successful business consultants have been traveling through some of the seediest countries around the world in order to satisfy their clients' greed.

Director: Johannes Naber
Stars: Sebastian Blomberg, Devid Striesow, Katharina Schüttler
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

1980: 19 year old Robert, fed up with Hippy phoniness and bourgeoise narrow mindedness alike, flees the German provinces for West Berlin. A tour de force through the glorious dirt of West Berlin ensues. Full of sex, drugs, love and PUNK.

Director: Oskar Roehler
Stars: Tom Schilling, Wilson Gonzalez, Emilia Schüle
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Agnes Tschirner
...
Hans-Jörg Tschirner
...
Werner Tschirner
...
Signe Tschirner
...
Ralf Tschirner
...
Desiree
Vadim Glowna ...
Günther Tschirner
...
Roxy
...
Henry Preminger
...
Nadine
Oliver Korittke ...
Rudi
...
Manni Moneto
...
Hannes
...
Jürgen
...
Freund in Bibliothek
Edit

Storyline

This drama focuses on three very different siblings, all searching for happiness. Hans-Jörg is a sex addicted librarian, who is interested in young students. Werner is a successful politician with a dysfunctional family. Agnes, a transsexual, works as a table dancer in a nightclub. The three brothers just have one thing in common: their longing for a happy life... Written by fippi2000

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

... auf dem Weg ins Glück (... on the way to happiness)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

14 October 2004 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Agnes and His Brothers  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,544 (USA) (9 June 2006)

Gross:

$2,731 (USA) (18 August 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The storyline involving Werner borrows heavily from the storyline involving Gary in Jonathan Franzen's novel "The Corrections":
  • The son spies on his father with video cameras that he has set up all over the house.


  • The relationship with his wife has almost turned to hatred with his wife thinking of him as a loser.


  • The wife bonds with the son on his "hobby" of spying thus stripping Werner of all authority.


See more »

Connections

References Boogie Nights (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

best German movie since decades!
19 October 2004 | by (berlin) – See all my reviews

I was very touched. This may be because marriage fight is one of the main topics. It was great how characters that have an obvious "flaw" or "tick" fight for their happiness but struggle and fail so much at times. Problem was the actors are so well-known in Germany that I wasn't completely convinced. Like Moritz Bleibtreu is just too warm and kind for a guy like that. Some questions were not answered. Especially about the wife, why didn't she love him anymore, why did she use to love him? Even the filmmaker didn't know what the persons could have changed to make it easier. (Even the filmmaker let one person completely alone in the movie). I wasn't so touched by the Agnes, because I cannot relate to such a CALM person but I liked her and followed with mild(er) interest.

I liked it so much because it was REAL problems with an entertaining approach to present them.


9 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?