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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:
2.35 : 1 See more »

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9 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A missed opportunity, 29 January 2011
Author: soupster1 from United Kingdom

A story about guilt, loneliness and cross generational communication is (let's face it)... a recipe for success. An able cast and sufficient production values should have delivered an interesting film... but they didn't.

A great idea was wasted because of poor visualisation, weak plot development and worst of all... thinking that clichéd portrayals of angst and irrational behaviour are in any way funny.

Whoever came up with the idea that this story could be made as a comedy/drama deserves to be condemned to watch every film The Sun recommends ad infinitum.

The denouement is excellent but almost completely unexplained and unexplored. The rest of the film is painfully wrenched from trying to tell too much of a story... while the actual story (untold), would have been enough to create a film with a marvellous story to tell.

I hope this will get re-made one day. The story is too good to be wasted on this half hearted attempt.

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