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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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Storyline

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

EU passport holders need no visa to enter Austria. The bordello owner in Bratislava paid a Slovakian policeman for getting a visa in his Ukranian passport. He speaks Russian, drives a Russian car and holds a Ukrainian passport. So he needs a visa if he doesn't want any trouble 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 Silentium (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

La Bostella
Music by Gérard Gustin
1965
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User Reviews

 
Bone to pick
16 April 2018 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

An austrian thriller that is quite off beat, but also very good. If you like your thriller to let you figure things out, but also have believable characters that are also very weird, you could do worse than this. Actually Josef Hader has quite a fan base, because of his dry style and humor.

This movie cherishes in that. You can't be squeamish either with this though, and while it has a glimpse of nudity, it also has cold blooded violence in there too, which you might find more disturbing (no pun intended). Then again, the movie does not shy away from trying to shock you, but only sporadically. Which works better, because it is rather slow paced and feels like it's holding back ... until the punches reign in.


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Country:

Austria

Language:

German | Russian | Serbian

Release Date:

6 March 2009 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bone Man See more »

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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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