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Elementarteilchen (2006)

Based on Michel Houellebecq's controversial novel, this movie focuses on Michael and Bruno, two very different half-brothers and their disturbed sexuality. After a chaotic childhood with a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bruno
... Michael
... Christiane
... Annabelle
... Jane
... Brunos Vater
... Dr. Schäfer
... Michael - jung
Thomas Drechsel ... Bruno - jung
... Sollers
... Prof. Fleißer
Jasmin Tabatabai ... Yogini
Ulrike Kriener ... Annabelles Mutter
Katharina Palm ... Schwester Clara
Jelena Weber ... Annabelle - jung
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Based on Michel Houellebecq's controversial novel, this movie focuses on Michael and Bruno, two very different half-brothers and their disturbed sexuality. After a chaotic childhood with a hippie mother only caring for her affairs, Michael, a molecular biologist, is more interested in genes than women, while Bruno is obsessed with his sexual desires, but mostly finds his satisfaction with prostitutes. His pitiful life changes when he gets to know the experienced Christiane. In the meantime, Michael meets Annabelle, the love of his youth, again... Written by fippi2000

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Oskar Roehler had worked on the script for three years before he started shooting the film. See more »

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In the scene where Christiane is waiting for Bruno's phone call in her apartment, the doorstep onto the balcony is clearly visible. A few moments later when she rolls outside in her wheelchair it has been replaced with a ramp. See more »

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Katja: [subtitled version] I do love Brazilian dancing. Because Brazil is full of energy.
Bruno Klement: F***ing Brazil is full of mindless fanatics, obsessed with soccer and motor-racing. We could go to Brazil together, Katja. We could drive through the favelas in an armored minibus and look at little 8-year old killers and little whores dying of AIDS at 13. Later we can hang out at the beach with filthy-rich drug dealers and pimps.
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There are two screens of text at the end the film and before the credits appear.

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"About 45 years ago, the scientific community recognised that there was an elementary connection between striving for monopolies, dominance and resulting conflicts such as war, and sexual aggression."

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"Michael Djerzinsky was awarded the Nobel Prize for his alternative concept for the reproduction of humankind.

His half-brother, Bruno spent the rest of his life in a psychiatric clinic.

By all accounts, he was happy there." See more »

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It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Dr. Will
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A rich adaptation of a very complicated book
6 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

I think this movie have accomplished something very rare. It's an adaptation that respects the spirit of the novel but doesn't follow it blindly. That's very welcome because Houellebecque is notorious for his polemical discussions, something that would be very hard to fit on a movie or entertainment television. The Movie, then, avoids any major discussion of society, individualism, decadence, and the scientific fiction that closes the novel. It keeps things simple and offers viewers only the "story" of the two brothers, keeping the more hardcore stuff on the books. Photography is very colorful, casting is excellent. The new ending is beautiful. At the bottom, maybe the best introduction to Houellebecque's world.


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