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Free Radicals (2003)

Böse Zellen (original title)
A young Austrian survives the crash of a commercial airliner. Six years later, she's a clerk, a mother, happy. Then she dies in a car accident. Over the next year, we follow her daughter, ... See full summary »

Director:

Barbara Albert

Writer:

Barbara Albert

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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathrin Resetarits Kathrin Resetarits ... Manu
Ursula Strauss ... Andrea, Manu's best friend
Georg Friedrich ... Andreas, Manu's husband
Marion Mitterhammer Marion Mitterhammer ... Gerlinde, Manu's sister
Martin Brambach Martin Brambach ... Reini, Manu's brother
Rupert L. Lehofer Rupert L. Lehofer ... Lukas
Bellinda Akwa-Asare Bellinda Akwa-Asare ... Sandra
Gabriela Schmoll Gabriela Schmoll ... Belinda, Sandra's Mother
Christian Ghera Christian Ghera ... Heinrich
Karl Fischer ... Karl
Désirée Ourada Désirée Ourada ... Patricia
Dominik Hartl ... Kai (as Dominik Hartel)
Nicole Skala Nicole Skala ... Gabi
Deborah Ten Brink Deborah Ten Brink ... Yvonne, Manu's daughter
Alfred Worel Alfred Worel ... Josef
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Storyline

A young Austrian survives the crash of a commercial airliner. Six years later, she's a clerk, a mother, happy. Then she dies in a car accident. Over the next year, we follow her daughter, who goes through various medical blood tests, her husband, her best friend who's been having an affair with her husband, her sister who trades sex for shelter, her brother and his hesitant friendship with an emotionally-locked clerk at a pharmacy, the clerk's lonely mother, an unpopular high-school student with bad skin, and the boy she may connect with, who was driving the car in the fatal crash. In happenstance are there patterns? In life is there meaning? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Official site [Austria]

Country:

Austria | Germany | Switzerland

Language:

German

Release Date:

21 November 2003 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Free Radicals See more »

Filming Locations:

Bratislava, Slovakia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,443, 25 July 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,804, 14 April 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

References Magnolia (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

San Francisco (Be sure to wear some Flowers in your Hair)
Written by John Phillips
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best austrian movie 2003
2 December 2003 | by babasmilesSee all my reviews

Böse Zellen is by far the best Austrian movie released in 2003! Barbara Albert definitely is a very talented young director who manages to entertain, teach and portray our society in a really touching movie (without being pathetic!). The actors are doing a good job (especially Ursula Strauss and Kathrin Resetarits). Go see it!!!


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