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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 »

Director:

Oskar Roehler

Writer:

Oskar Roehler

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Weiß ... Agnes Tschirner
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Hans-Jörg Tschirner
Herbert Knaup ... Werner Tschirner
Katja Riemann ... Signe Tschirner
Tom Schilling ... Ralf Tschirner
Suzan Anbeh ... Desiree
Vadim Glowna Vadim Glowna ... Günther Tschirner
Margit Carstensen ... Roxy
Lee Daniels ... Henry Preminger
Marie Zielcke ... Nadine
Oliver Korittke ... Rudi
Martin Semmelrogge ... Manni Moneto
Martin Feifel ... Hannes
Sven Martinek ... Jürgen
Til Schweiger ... Freund in Bibliothek
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

14 October 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,544, 11 June 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,731, 20 August 2006
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The storyline involving Werner borrows heavily from the storyline involving Gary in Jonathan Franzen's novel "The Corrections":
  • The son spies on his father with video cameras that he has set up all over the house.
  • The relationship with his wife has almost turned to hatred with his wife thinking of him as a loser.
  • The wife bonds with the son on his "hobby" of spying thus stripping Werner of all authority.
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References American Beauty (1999) See more »

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best German movie since decades!
19 October 2004 | by corinna-16See all my reviews

I was very touched. This may be because marriage fight is one of the main topics. It was great how characters that have an obvious "flaw" or "tick" fight for their happiness but struggle and fail so much at times. Problem was the actors are so well-known in Germany that I wasn't completely convinced. Like Moritz Bleibtreu is just too warm and kind for a guy like that. Some questions were not answered. Especially about the wife, why didn't she love him anymore, why did she use to love him? Even the filmmaker didn't know what the persons could have changed to make it easier. (Even the filmmaker let one person completely alone in the movie). I wasn't so touched by the Agnes, because I cannot relate to such a CALM person but I liked her and followed with mild(er) interest.

I liked it so much because it was REAL problems with an entertaining approach to present them.


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