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The Bone Man (2009)

Der Knochenmann (original title)
Private Investigator Brenner is handling a case at the grill-station "Löschenkohl". There he finds - besides some chicken - also other meat...that doesn't belong in a good meal.

Writers:

Wolf Haas (novel), Wolf Haas (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josef Hader ... Brenner
Josef Bierbichler ... Löschenkohl
Birgit Minichmayr ... Birgit
Christoph Luser Christoph Luser ... Porsche Pauli
Pia Hierzegger Pia Hierzegger ... Herr Alexandra Horvath
Simon Schwarz ... Berti
Dorka Gryllus ... Valeria
Stipe Erceg ... Evgenjev
Ivan Shvedoff ... Igor
Edita Malovcic ... Anna
Gerti Drassl Gerti Drassl ... Junge Frau mit Kind
Oliver Stern Oliver Stern ... Polizeikommandant
Petr Meissel Petr Meissel ... Slowakischer Polizist
Kathrin Resetarits Kathrin Resetarits ... Kellnerin
Christian Pogats Christian Pogats ... Sänger / Play Boys
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Private Investigator Brenner is handling a case at the grill-station "Löschenkohl". There he finds - besides some chicken - also other meat...that doesn't belong in a good meal.

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Taglines:

Brenner ist verliebt... (Brenner is in love...)

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Trivia

Like in the previous Films based on his novels, author Wolf Haas has a small cameo. Unlike before not in person, but a photo of him is shown on the back cover of a nonfiction book about gender reassignment. See more »

Goofs

Slovakia is part of the Schengen Area (joined 2007). A Ukrainian passport holder with a valid visa for Slovakia does not need another visa for any other Schengen country, which Austria is also. The bordello owner in Bratislava paid a Slovakian policeman for getting a visa in his Ukranian passport (mistake). He speaks Russian, drives a Russian car and holds a Ukrainian passport. He needs no visa if he wants crossing the Slovakian-Austrian border. See more »

Crazy Credits

SPOILER: Included to the declaration that no animal had been harmed during production of the film, the audience is further informed, that no human flesh was really consumed. See more »

Connections

Follows Come Sweet Death (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

La Bostella
Music by Gérard Gustin
1965
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The Problem
5 March 2011 | by werpuSee all my reviews

If you watch this movie and use subtitles only is that this movie is a very dark comedy with lots of word puns in between which are close to being untranslatable, hence the rating differences we can see here. Overall an excellent movie but if you watch it as a foreign speaker with subtitles only you miss out the subtile humor in the dialogs which probably then results in some weird subtitles like constant yes and nos which probably resmble the local Austrian dialect word Eh which is not quite the same and if applied in the correct situations and Haders down to the bottom intonation quite humorous. This is probably one of those many things which are lost in the translation. As for the main actor Josef Hader he is actually a comedian and one in the dark austrian humor tradition which is close to the English humor. He has done a handful of movies and all of them are worth watching. This movie is the third of a series of criminal movies. The first one being komm süsser tod - come sweet death, and the second one being silentium. The first one is the one which could be considered to be the most humorous of the three, while the secod one being the one with the least humor. Der Knochenmann - the bone man is somewhere in between those two but with the most extreme things going on.


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Country:

Austria

Language:

German | Russian | Serbian

Release Date:

6 March 2009 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,083,982
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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