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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Agnes Tschirner
... Hans-Jörg Tschirner
... Werner Tschirner
... Signe Tschirner
... Ralf Tschirner
... Desiree
... Nataliya
Vadim Glowna ... Günther Tschirner
... Roxy
... Henry Preminger
... Nadine
... Rudi
... Manni Moneto
... Hannes
... Jürgen
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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,544, 11 June 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,731, 20 August 2006
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Is dysfunction interesting?
8 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

So many films are just "over the top" that it's refreshing to see one that has such a real "feel" to it.

I liked the cuts and transitions which interweave the lives of the brothers. The blending of three very different lives and personalities complete a fascinating portrait of a family. In a way it might have been "3 brothers and their father". (His character was not developed, but the three brothers' relationship to him made him a central figure.) That there is something dysfunctional within the film could be inferred from the title, but that does not imply anything interesting nor worthwhile in the film. Happily, it is interesting and fascinating.

I don't know if all dysfunctional families are interesting, but this one certainly is. Possibly, it is because the characters are so well developed that we can empathize with them. All in all - quite enjoyable.


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