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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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19 April 2013 (Italy) See more »
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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Additional Details

USA:84 min
Aspect Ratio:
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Filmmaking & Fun to Watch, 20 May 2013
Author: MoviesForAM from United States

Came across this DVD, and because I'm a very particular film watcher, I was hesitant to sit and start watching it unless it was going to be a good movie. Two of the "user" reviews on IMDb didn't seem to get the film, but the trailer looked like just my kind of movie.

As it turned out, I was delighted by the movie from beginning to end. It is one of those movies where the little details in the editing and the music scoring and the acting are so well done. The best thing about this movie is the performances of the elderly parents. Those are EXPERT actors. They know just what they're doing, from their big moments to the little glances and expressions. The film moves along so briskly and easily, and it ultimately provides two monologues for the elderly husband and the wife characters near the end of the film that allow the two actors to truly demonstrate their expertise in their craft.

Watching the extra behind the scenes portion of the DVD revealed that all that precise editing (so well done) and the excellent photography were all accomplished with a micro budget and barely any crew at all (really just four or five people). This film really goes to show how filmmakers who really know what they're doing can do a lot on a very small budget and make it all look so smooth.

I thoroughly enjoyed "Bomber," especially the performances of Benjamin Whitrow and Eileen Nicholas. They were both delightful and amazing. The writing is superb, and the story is funny, touching, and easy to take. The script and the acting provide insights into human nature and its emotional potential. Glad I saw it.

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