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Agnes and His Brothers (2004)

Agnes und seine Brüder (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 14 October 2004 (Germany)
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 »

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Agnes Tschirner
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Hans-Jörg Tschirner
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Werner Tschirner
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Signe Tschirner
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Ralf Tschirner
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Desiree
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Günther Tschirner
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Roxy
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Henry Preminger
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Nadine
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Rudi
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Manni Moneto
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Hannes
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Jürgen
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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

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

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,544 (USA) (11 June 2006)

Gross:

$2,731 (USA) (20 August 2006)
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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.
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References American Beauty (1999) See more »

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The movie was over ambitious..
30 November 2004 | by (Germany,8X) – See all my reviews

Having seen this film, I was left with the feeling that it betrayed its title. Although the acting was superb, the script or directing was lacking. This had to happen. Each of the three characters is the center of a separate story and each of these stories could have quite happily been a separate film. Agnes' story succeeds in being painful to watch, but I was lost because so little time given to Agnes' characterization. Agnes' fate begs the question: "Is there no happy ever after for Transexuals?" Of Course there is. But, it does not suit the tone of the film, which is a parody on middle class, liberal, left wing families.

I can't see this being a fair answer to American Beauty as that film was quite mystical in nature and the main character was very well introduced and described.


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