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Agnes and His Brothers (2004)

Agnes und seine Brüder (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 14 October 2004 (Germany)
This drama focuses on three very different siblings, all searching for happiness. Hans-Jörg is a sex addicted librarian, who is interested in young students. Werner is a successful ... See full summary »

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This drama focuses on three very different siblings, all searching for happiness. Hans-Jörg is a sex addicted librarian, who is interested in young students. Werner is a successful politician with a dysfunctional family. Agnes, a transsexual, works as a table dancer in a nightclub. The three brothers just have one thing in common: their longing for a happy life... Written by fippi2000

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... auf dem Weg ins Glück (... on the way to happiness)

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$1,544, 11 June 2006, Limited Release

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$2,731, 20 August 2006
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The movie was over ambitious..
30 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Having seen this film, I was left with the feeling that it betrayed its title. Although the acting was superb, the script or directing was lacking. This had to happen. Each of the three characters is the center of a separate story and each of these stories could have quite happily been a separate film. Agnes' story succeeds in being painful to watch, but I was lost because so little time given to Agnes' characterization. Agnes' fate begs the question: "Is there no happy ever after for Transexuals?" Of Course there is. But, it does not suit the tone of the film, which is a parody on middle class, liberal, left wing families.

I can't see this being a fair answer to American Beauty as that film was quite mystical in nature and the main character was very well introduced and described.


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