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Bungalow (2002)

Unrated | | Drama | 6 February 2003 (Germany)
A German soldier goes AWOL and returns home to more problems than he left.

Director:

Ulrich Köhler

Writers:

Henrike Goetz (screenplay), Ulrich Köhler (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lennie Burmeister ... Paul / Max's brother
Devid Striesow ... Max / Paul's brother
Trine Dyrholm ... Lene / Max's girlfriend
Nicole Gläser ... Kerstin / Paul's ex-girlfriend
Jörg Malchow Jörg Malchow ... Stefan / Paul's friend
Maria Hagewald Maria Hagewald ... Dunja / Max's ex-girlfriend
Frank Breitenreiter Frank Breitenreiter ... Frank / Dunja's boyfriend
Steffen Münster ... Lehrer / Teacher
Michael Abendroth Michael Abendroth ... Zigaretten mann
Frederic Neurath Frederic Neurath ... Arne
Helke Sander Helke Sander ... Ehemann am Bahnhof / Husband at the train station
Lou Castel ... Frau am Bahnhof / wife at the train station
Walter Zimmermann Walter Zimmermann ... Wirt
Dirk Jansen Dirk Jansen ... LKW-Fahrer / Truck driver
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Storyline

Paul is a German soldier who goes AWOL when the truck he is riding in stops at a fast food restaurant. He then returns home to where his elder brother Max lives. His girlfriend, Kerstin comes and tells him it was over between them. Later he Max comes home with his blonde girlfriend, Lene, a Danish actress. He is immediately attracted to her, and tries to entice her into a sexual relationship, but she refuses. He is shown to be angry and frequently loses his temper at those around him, including his brother, his old friend, and his ex-girlfriend. Meanwhile, the military begins to look for him. Written by lament

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English | Danish

Release Date:

6 February 2003 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Bangalô See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) | (TV)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Hard to describe
29 September 2003 | by sechriwaSee all my reviews

Bungalow definetely is one of the best German films I've ever seen, maybe even the best. But it is also a love-or-hate movie. I loved it for personal reasons and if you can't identify with one of the characters, you'll probably ask yourself what the director intended to show the audience or you'll simply find 'Bungalow' boring. For me, it wasn't. It felt like a longer version of Marcus Weiler's short 'Always crashing in the same car', a German version of Larry Clark's study of aimlessness and loneliless in 'Ken Park' or even a German version of Richard Kelly's masterpiece 'Donnie Darko' reduced to that feeling of being somehow lost, without a direction to follow that seems right.

The acting is brilliant and the (non-)dialogues are brilliant. If you are German and born in the 80s, maybe you'll love this movie. I was impressed. 10 out of 10.


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