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Grave Decisions (2006)

Wer früher stirbt, ist länger tot (original title)
Marcus H. Rosenmüller's first feature movie deals with a boy thinking that he is responsible for his mother's death and his unusual way to fight his feelings of guilt. 11-year-old Sebastian... See full summary »

Director:

Marcus H. Rosenmüller (as Marcus Hausham Rosenmüller)

Writers:

Marcus H. Rosenmüller (screenplay) (as Marcus Hausham Rosenmüller), Christian Lerch (screenplay)
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Cast

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Markus Krojer ... Sebastian
Fritz Karl Fritz Karl ... Lorenz
Jürgen Tonkel Jürgen Tonkel ... Alfred
Jule Ronstedt ... Veronika
Saskia Vester ... Frau Kramer
Franz Xaver Brückner Franz Xaver Brückner ... Franz
Hans Schuler Hans Schuler ... Graudinger (as Johann Schuler)
Sepp Schauer Sepp Schauer ... Proske
Heinz-Josef Braun Heinz-Josef Braun ... Gumberger
Tim Seyfi ... Kaffl
Pia Lautenbacher Pia Lautenbacher ... Evi
Klaus Steinbacher Klaus Steinbacher ... Toni (as Klausi Steinbacher)
Johanna Bittenbinder Johanna Bittenbinder ... Mutter in der Sprechstunde
Monika Manz Monika Manz ... Kassiererin im Supermarkt
Alexander Liegl Alexander Liegl ... Notarzt
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Marcus H. Rosenmüller's first feature movie deals with a boy thinking that he is responsible for his mother's death and his unusual way to fight his feelings of guilt. 11-year-old Sebastian lives with his father and brother Franz in a Bavarian village. One day, he learns that his mother died on his birthday, which makes him believe he was to blame for her death. Dreaming of purgatory, Sebastian sees only two ways to avoid this divine punishment: becoming an immortal rock star or find a new wife for his father... Written by fippi2000

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Eine unsterbliche Komödie (An Immortal Comedy)

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Comedy | Drama

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Soundtracks

Danninger Moorballade
Music Gerd Baumann
Schirin Kozemi - Gesang
Christian Ludwig Mayer - Klavier
Regine Nosske - Violine
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one of the best movies I have seen this year
4 September 2006 | by tassilo7See all my reviews

I can recommend this movie strongly to anybody, with or without Bavarian passions / roots. I am so glad that such movies still exist - in total contrast to recent Hollywood trash.

I am not saying this as a Hollywood hater. No I do like films like "The Godfather" or "Casablanca" very much.

"Wer früher stirbt, ist länger tot" has a lot of black humor, a very good child actor, and displays funny Bavarian traditions.

And, it is a very successful combination of sad tones with funny and positive vibes.

Watch this, you won't be disappointed. Subtitles recommended for all Non-Bavarians ;-)


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

17 August 2006 (Germany) See more »

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$17,685,834
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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