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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.


Ulrich Köhler


Henrike Goetz (screenplay), Ulrich Köhler (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Lennie Burmeister ... Paul
Devid Striesow ... Max
Trine Dyrholm ... Lene
Nicole Gläser ... Kerstin
Jörg Malchow Jörg Malchow ... Stefan
Maria Hagewald Maria Hagewald ... Dunja
Frank Breitenreiter Frank Breitenreiter ... Frank
Steffen Münster ... Lehrer
Michael Abendroth Michael Abendroth ... Zigarettenmann
Frederic Neurath Frederic Neurath ... Arne
Helke Sander Helke Sander ... Paar am Bahnhof
Lou Castel ... Paar am Bahnhof
Walter Zimmermann Walter Zimmermann ... Wirt
Dirk Jansen Dirk Jansen ... LKW-Fahrer


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.

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Even worse than the 'Killer Tomatoes'
27 November 2015 | by RichardvonLustSee all my reviews

This has to be one of the most tedious, pointless and plot less films of all time. It's only redeeming quality is that the experience of sitting through an hour of it allows an appreciation of every other film one can think of - even the ubiquitous 'Attack of the killer tomatoes'.

In the days of compulsory National Service, a young man deserts the Army and goes home where he finds himself attracted to his brother's girlfriend. That's the plot. The pace can only be described as static. The lead actor is a handsome young man who drops his underpants in at least four scenes. In fact one might be forgiven for thinking that the whole point of this production was the director's urge to get this young unknown actor to be naked on set for as long as possible. There is even a scene where he actually begins to explicitly masturbate on camera. This did not exactly propel him into stardom as he appeared in only 4 more productions. One really has to question the value and the purpose of his displays in this production.

After an hour I had to fast forward the last fifteen minutes to reach the climax. It was that bad. So boring are the characters that any interest in their fate evaporates in the warmth of drowsiness. And when I opened my eyes the plot had advanced to an entirely predictable, utterly unpoetical and completely banal ending. Don't bother watching this.

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German | English | Danish

Release Date:

6 February 2003 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Bangalô See more »

Filming Locations:

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



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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