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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 »

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Marcus H. Rosenmüller (as Marcus Hausham Rosenmüller)

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Markus Krojer ... Sebastian
Fritz Karl ... Lorenz
Jürgen Tonkel Jürgen Tonkel ... Alfred
Jule Ronstedt 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

17 August 2006 (Germany) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Heid Nimma (Germringer Trauermarsch)
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Black and Bavarian
21 September 2006 | by erle-3See all my reviews

I was a little wary of this movie, German comedy is often too shallow and unimaginative. But Rosenmüller went the other way instead, choosing to make a deliberately whacky and funnily dark movie about a kid seeking immortality to escape eternal punishment for his mother's death. That's a great concept, the movie plays it for what it's worth and the Bavarian setting in all it's strangeness helps a lot. For me, there is a problem, though: the leading role. Finding a 11-year old who can act is hard, I personally can think of only one or two movies with boys figuring prominently that they didn't sink. Girls seem to do a better job of it somehow.

Anyway, Markus Krojer is no exception to the rule. His acting is wooden, he barely seems to be able to act his role rather than himself (or at least it seems like that. Never met him.) He's just a kid, so no blame there, but it hurts the movie.

Fundamentally, Bavarian comedy is an exception from the "Germans have no sense of humor"-rule. At their best, they live up to the Brits. "Wer früher stirbt..." is proof of that once again.


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