MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 101,462 this week

Willenbrock (2005)

 -  Drama | Crime  -  17 March 2005 (Germany)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 441 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 13 critic

Bernd Willenbrock is a car dealer at Magdeburg, East Germany, a small, but nonetheless successful and well-reputed businessman who has made his way in the post-communist society. A ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 01 Nov 2010
 
a list of 625 titles
created 27 Nov 2010
 
a list of 111 titles
created 23 Jul 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 8 months ago
 
list image
a list of 38 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Willenbrock" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Willenbrock (2005)

Willenbrock (2005) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Willenbrock.
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Les patriotes (1994)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

At 18, Ariel Brenner leaves Paris and his family to live in Israel. He secretly joins the Mossad, the Isreali secret service. After years of training, his first mission is in Paris to steal... See full summary »

Director: Eric Rochant
Stars: Yvan Attal, Richard Masur, Allen Garfield
X-15 (1961)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

During the Cold War in the 1960s the U.S.A.F.and NASA tested the experimental rocket-powered aircraft X-15 that set altitude and speed records and reached the edge of outer space.

Director: Richard Donner
Stars: David McLean, Charles Bronson, Ralph Taeger
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Surreal events occur when a hapless country doctor visits an ill boy one cold night.

Director: Koji Yamamura
Stars: Sensaku Shigeyama, Shigeru Shigeyama, Doji Shigeyama
Night Shapes (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The Pope is in town and the night of his visit is anything but heavenly for some of Berlin's inhabitants. The down-and-out, the rich and the poor, the polizei, the street kids and taxi ... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Dresen
Stars: Myriam Abbas, Dominique Horwitz, Oliver Breite
Wolfsburg (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Philipp Gerber is a smart, but self-satisfied car salesman. In an inattentive moment at the wheel of his car, he runs over a biker and drives away. As he has feelings of guilt, he tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Petzold
Stars: Benno Fürmann, Nina Hoss, Antje Westermann
Kabluey (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Inept Salman comes to help his sister-in-law tend to his holy terror nephews while Salman's brother is off fighting in Iraq. Salman must take a humiliating job as a giant blue corporate ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Prendergast
Stars: Scott Prendergast, Lisa Kudrow, Teri Garr
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Chaos consumes a small town when a chemical facility explodes releasing a deadly toxin. Moments after the leak, the town's residents show signs of mutation, causing the military to ... See full summary »

Director: Turner Clay
Stars: Jay Hayden, Tori White, Scott Lilly
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Clara and Hans are left-wing terrorists, who are chased by the police since almost fifteen years. The puberty of her increasingly rebellious daughter Jeanne imposes a threat on their ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Petzold
Stars: Julia Hummer, Barbara Auer, Richy Müller
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Ron Mann investigates the miraculous, near-secret world of fungi. Visionaries Gary Lincoff and Larry Evans lead us on a hunt for the wild mushroom and the deeper cultural experiences ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Mann
Stars: Larry Evans, Gary Lincoff
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Jaime Rosales
Stars: Oriol Rosselló, Yolanda Galocha, Alba Ros
Gerontophilia (2013)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Lake is an unusual boy: he is a young man with an old soul who discovers he has an odd fixation on the elderly. Realizing that some day, if fate allows, he will be one himself, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce La Bruce
Stars: Pier-Gabriel Lajoie, Walter Borden, Katie Boland
Futuro Beach (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Short after facing the failure of an attempt to rescue a drowning man, Donato meets Konrad, friend of the victim. Motivated by the circumstances, Donato decides to begin a new life in Berlin, but pieces of his past are coming after him.

Director: Karim Ainouz
Stars: Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuíta Barbosa
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Axel Prahl ...
Bernd Willenbrock
...
Susanne Willenbrock
Anne Ratte-Polle ...
Anna
Dagmar Manzel ...
Vera
Christian Grashof ...
Maler Waldersee
Andrzej Szopa ...
Jurek
Tilo Prückner ...
Fritz
Wladimir Tarasjanz ...
Krylow
Margit Bendokat ...
Frau Friedrich
Michael Gerber ...
Herr Friedrich
...
Kommissarin
Hans Kremer ...
Staatsanwalt
Anton Lewit ...
Victor
Andrea Brose ...
Polizeimeisterin Holzapfel
Tobias Lehmann ...
Kommissar
Edit

Storyline

Bernd Willenbrock is a car dealer at Magdeburg, East Germany, a small, but nonetheless successful and well-reputed businessman who has made his way in the post-communist society. A sympathetic wife, a nice house, a fast car, a house on the countryside - these are the attributes of material success that count for Willenbrock. Then, things slowly begin to move into a different direction: Although he loves his wife, Willenbrock is attracted by a young student who keeps him at distance. To do her a favor, he gives her father the job of a night-watchman. But one night, the watchman gets cruelly beaten by burglars. And a bit later, the burglars come to Willenbrock's house at night. This is where the illusion of a quiet, secure, and self-satisfied life reaches an end. Things start to go wrong, well-known procedures don't work anymore, hopes and expectations of all kinds turn into disappointments. Willenbrock is challenged by an increasing feeling of lost safety and control, and he has to ... Written by Claus Horn

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Crime

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

17 March 2005 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Willenbrock, le roi de l'occase  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Tatort: Taxi nach Leipzig (1970) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An East German Mike Leigh?
19 March 2005 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

Andreas Dresen's precise touch for achingly realistic East German drama doesn't fail in "Willenbrock". Magdeburg's urban scenery is modern and cold, the characters are hopelessly human, the situations and dialogs are sadly comic at times, and suspense is everywhere.

Axel Prahl (again!) and Inka Friedrich shine effortlessly as the well adapted well-off couple, with all their little and not so little troubles and secrets. Lovely, if it weren't a bit depressing.

After the touching "Halbe Treppe", "Willenbrock" is another hint that Andreas Dresen might just become an East German Mike Leigh. Concerned with small town real people, not always consistent in story and quality, but true to reality and always trusting his actors, which he chooses wisely.


20 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Willenbrock (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?