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Bomber -- An 83 year-old man returns to Germany for a long planned journey of atonement. When Ross, his useless son agrees to drive him there, a nightmare family road trip ensues.


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An 83 year-old man returns to Germany for a long planned journey of atonement. When Ross, his useless son agrees to drive him there, a nightmare family road trip ensues. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Shane Taylor ... Ross

Benjamin Whitrow ... Alistar

Eileen Nicholas ... Valerie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ulrike Arndt ... Tourist Information Manager
Michael Asmussen ... Policeman
Emil Austermann ... Weert
Waltraud Bredfeldt ... Old Lady
Helge Ihnen ... Businessman
Martina Janßen ... Tourist Information Clerk
Sara Kessel ... Leslie
Günter Mües ... Old Man
Sheela Patel ... Newsagent
Herbert Schröder ... Cow Farmer
Volkmar Siems ... Furniture Store Manager
Dörte Tien ... Waitress

Directed by
Paul Cotter 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Cotter  written by

Produced by
Paul Cotter .... producer
Maureen A. Ryan .... producer
Original Music by
Stephen Coates 
Cinematography by
Rick Siegel (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Matt Maddox 
Casting by
Manuel Puro 
Jeremy Zimmermann  (as Jeremy Zimmerman)
Production Design by
Alex Ward 
Production Management
Nina Schloemerkemper .... production manager
Sound Department
J.M. Davey .... supervising sound editor
Alex Lipschultz .... sound recordist: Germany
Zach Seivers .... supervising sound mixer
David Sohanpal .... additional sound recordist
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shaun Carmody .... wardrobe coordinator: UK
Editorial Department
Kelly Armstrong .... colorist
Music Department
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Other crew
Konstantin Bock .... assistant production coordinator
Marlies Kruse .... production coordinator
Alex Stanton .... production assistant
Mark Duplass .... thanks

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USA:84 min
Aspect Ratio:
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Refreshingly different, 9 October 2010
Author: reccewoody from France

I found this movie via a Facebook page and promptly ordered the DVD direct from the producers, mainly because I like Shane Taylor as an actor. Normally a low budget indie film would pass me by, but I'm really glad I bought this.

In an era where so many movies fill up all the pauses between dialogue with explosions, gun fire and cgi, it's wonderful to have a film that breathes. Indeed, as witty and clever as the dialogue is, it's actually the silences, reactions and looks between the cast that make this film what it is. Not that it's all "moody silences" and art-house pretentiousness. The movie isn't one of those "trying so hard to give us a message" stories that make up for lack of story by trying over hard to be worthy. No, this is a well told story of ordinary people, with ordinary feelings that we all encounter with our own families.

The acting is simply excellent and the use of real German locations and people as extras grounds the film with a sense of realism. The production values and photography are far better than you might expect from a low budget film, in fact I would have just assumed this was a typical production with a crew of hundreds if I had not watched the director's commentary on the DVD.

My only tiny tiny complaint, is that I never really believed in Benjamin Whitrow as a WWII veteran. His great acting very nearly convinced me otherwise, but unfortunately he was just a little too young looking, and as good as he was in the role I couldn't quite accept that he had been 18 in 1943. That said, the family dynamic and interplay was so utterly convincing I would not have substituted an older actor at the cost of this relationship believability.

Worth getting

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