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Melancholie der Engel (2009)

Unrated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 27 October 2009 (USA)
Two friends meet again to share their last days in an old house where everything happened a long time ago. They gather a group of people, which results in a disastrous turn of events, during which reveals the deepest human depths.

Director:

Marian Dora
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Cast

Cast overview:
Zenza Raggi Zenza Raggi ... Brauth
Carsten Frank ... Katze (as Frank Oliver)
Frank Oliver Frank Oliver ... Katze
Janette Weller Janette Weller ... Melanie
Bianca Schneider Bianca Schneider ... Bianca
Patrizia Johann Patrizia Johann ... Anja S.
Peter Martell ... Heinrich
Margarethe von Stern Margarethe von Stern ... Clarissa
Martina Adora Martina Adora ... Novizin
Marc Anton Marc Anton ... Mönch
Tobias Sickert Tobias Sickert ... Großer Mann
Ulli Lommel ... Katze als Engel (voice)
Jens Geutebrück Jens Geutebrück ... Priest (as Geutebrück)
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Storyline

A dark secret connects Katze and Brauth, two middle aged men. Katze has the clue that his end is near. The two friends meet again after years to share their last days in the old house where everything happened a long time ago. With three women they met on their way, the atmosphere begins to recur a second time. When Heinrich, an old artist, decides to attend after all, the friends have their last chance to renew and cut with the history and to settle an old score. In the melancholy of the near end, Katze passes again all the situations in his life. In the hour of death, he is not alone anymore. His body is gone and his soul stays back in the same place where his destiny and fulfillment occurred.

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Lullaby
by David Hess & Greg Hilfman
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The definition of "edgy"
7 March 2021 | by cradleoffilthloverSee all my reviews

Holy hell, I've just watched this since I finally got my hands on the English subtitles.

The movie has little to no plot, backstory or continuity whatsoever. The only thing that saves this movie is the excellent way in which the director manages to depict decay, death and several mental illnesses. Unfortunately, these themes however, exist within a vacuum and feel disjointed as hell. Trying to understand this film objectively is largely a futile exercise. The movie feeds on the reaction of the viewer, that's the only power it has, which makes it extremely fragile.

I would suggest to skip this movie, or if you're just curious about the sheer madness on display, watch a few selected scenes, there are plenty, I assure you.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

27 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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