Marko is in his mid-thirties, has just published his first book, and has been living in Berlin since his university days - far enough away from his parents Gitte and Günter whose bourgeois ... See full summary »

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Bernd Lange (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Lars Eidinger ... Marko Heidtmann
Corinna Harfouch ... Gitte Heidtmann
Sebastian Zimmler Sebastian Zimmler ... Jakob Heidtmann
Ernst Stötzner Ernst Stötzner ... Günter Heidtmann
Picco von Groote Picco von Groote ... Ella Staudt
Egon Merten Egon Merten ... Zowie Heidtmann
Eva Meckbach Eva Meckbach ... Tine Gronau
Angelika Richter Angelika Richter ... DB-Kellnerin
Ines Krug Ines Krug ... Heilpraktikerin
Birge Schade Birge Schade ... Susanne Graefe
Gerhard Hermann Gerhard Hermann ... Einsatzleiter
Jörg Malchow Jörg Malchow ... Polizist
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Marko is in his mid-thirties, has just published his first book, and has been living in Berlin since his university days - far enough away from his parents Gitte and Günter whose bourgeois lifestyle he could never quite get used to. He visits them once or twice a year, mainly to give them a chance to spend a few days with their grandson. His hopes of spending a quiet weekend with the family fall short when Gitte, who has been mentally unstable since Marko was a child, feels so healthy after a homeopathic treatment that she stops taking her medication. Her announcement triggers reserved reactions in the family, and a series of revelations tip his family's structure out of balance. Written by lletaif

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Gitte Heidtmann: If you love something, set it free - if it comes back, it'll stay.
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Referenced in Was war - The Making of 'Was bleibt' (2013) See more »

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Du lässt Dich geh'n
(Tu te laisses aller)
Music and Original Lyrics by Charles Aznavour
German Lyrics by Ernst Bader
Performed by Lars Eidinger, Corinna Harfouch and Ernst Stötzner
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Brilliant, Magical, Unique--A Must See
1 January 2017 | by Kansas42See all my reviews

Without peer and perhaps the most magical, thought provoking film I've seen in my life and my life has lasted 74 years...so far. The concept, the acting, the dialogue, the music, and the cinematography are all superlative. Hollywood should hang its head in shame. Sometimes I worry about watching a subtitled movie, but in this case, I'm not sure I would want to hear it in English or any other language...and I don't speak French, mores the pity. Perfect in every way. And that little girl...what a treasure. Actually, they're all treasures. Congratulations to all concerned. A new masterpiece and certainly now one of my top five movies of all time. After a few more viewings, it may assume the number one spot. It took a long time, but someone has finally done it--made the perfect film. Thank you so much.


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Germany

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German

Release Date:

6 September 2012 (Germany) See more »

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Home for the Weekend See more »

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$780,008
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Dolby

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1.85 : 1
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