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The Bone Man (2009)
"Der Knochenmann" (original title)

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Private Investigator Brenner is handling a case at the grill-station "Löschenkohl". There he finds - besides some chicken - also other meat...that doesn't belong in a good meal.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josef Hader ...
Josef Bierbichler ...
Löschenkohl
Birgit Minichmayr ...
Birgit
Christoph Luser ...
Porsche Pauli
Pia Hierzegger ...
Herr Alexandra Horvath
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Valeria
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Evgenjev
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Igor
Edita Malovcic ...
Anna
Gerti Drassl ...
Junge Frau mit Kind
Oliver Stern ...
Polizeikommandant
Petr Meissel ...
Slowakischer Polizist
Kathrin Resetarits ...
Kellnerin
Christian Pogats ...
Sänger / Play Boys
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Private Investigator Brenner is handling a case at the grill-station "Löschenkohl". There he finds - besides some chicken - also other meat...that doesn't belong in a good meal.

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Brenner ist verliebt... (Brenner is in love...)

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Release Date:

6 March 2009 (Austria)  »

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The Bone Man  »

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€4,000,000 (estimated)
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Like in the previous Films based on his novels, author Wolf Haas has a small cameo. Unlike before not in person, but a photo of him is shown on the back cover of a nonfiction book about gender reassignment. See more »

Goofs

EU passport holders need no visa to enter Austria. The bordello owner in Bratislava paid a Slovakian policeman for getting a visa in his Ukranian passport. He speaks Russian, drives a Russian car and holds a Ukrainian passport. So he needs a visa if he doesn't want any trouble crossing the Slovakian-Austrian border. See more »

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Included to the declaration that no animal had been harmed during production of the film, the audience is further informed, that no human flesh was really consumed. See more »

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Follows Come Sweet Death (2000) See more »

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Performed by Lali Puna
Music & Lyrics by Valerie Trebeljahr
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Austrian cinema at its best
14 March 2009 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

One awaits a crime thriller that closely follows the book by Wolf Haas and has many intelligent gags but the the viewer is then overwhelmed by a great masterpiece that works on many levels - a sarcastic thriller not unlike Fargo, dark humour, amazing photography that reveals some Austrian reality, an intelligent plot with cool twists, great acting, ironic social criticism etc. This movie is in a row with the Kottan series, Indien, the other Brenner-movies of course, Slumming etc. and reassures one that although Qualtinger is dead his humour is not gone. When viewing this film one gets almost sad by realizing how good Austrian cinema can be, but there is not much support for filmmakers in Austria. I have no idea if this movie can work in a translation, but its worth a try.


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