5.8/10
221
2 user 10 critic

Agony (2016)

Agonie (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Thriller | February 2016 (Germany)
On the 29th of November, a young man murders and dismembers his girlfriend. The head, torso and limbs are found in various dumpsters in Vienna. The motive for the crime is still unclear.

Director:

David Clay Diaz

Writers:

David Clay Diaz (screenplay), David Clay Diaz | 1 more credit »
Reviews
3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Cola de Mono (2018)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

It's Christmas Eve, 1986, and Borja is a precocious teenager with a passion for film. As his extended family comes together to celebrate the holiday, the combined forces of the suffocating ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Fuguet
Stars: Santiago Rodríguez Costabal, Cristóbal Rodríguez Costabal, Carmina Riego
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Mateo is an intelligent boy who falls in love with Daniel, but when everyone reveals that relationship, Mateo is at a crossroads, and will have to decide between fighting his adversities, or giving up everything, until his life.

Director: Gustavo Nieto Roa
Stars: Brisa Botero, Julio Bracho, Kevin Bury
Paths (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

How long is an eternity? A few years or just a breaking of the waves at the rugged Baltic coast? Andreas and Martin share all the ups and downs of life, and their son is maturing. A cautious approach to the traces of a long relationship.

Director: Chris Miera
Stars: Mike Hoffmann, Mathis Reinhardt, Cai Cohrs
A Brother (Video 2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

15 year old Tom is going to spend another calm summer with his parents and younger sister at their summer house. But by fate, another family comes to spend some time with them, with their 17 year old son Felix.

Director: Victor Habchy
Stars: Simon Royer, Marin Lafitte, Oriane Barbaza
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Invited to present his first feature film "My life with James Dean" in Normandy, the young director Géraud Champreux has no idea this film tour is about to change his life. From wild ... See full summary »

Director: Dominique Choisy
Stars: Johnny Rasse, Mickaël Pelissier, Nathalie Richard
The Marriage (2017)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Bekim and Anita are getting married, but she is unaware that he is still in love with his best friend Nol.

Director: Blerta Zeqiri
Stars: Alban Ukaj, Adriana Matoshi, Genc Salihu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young man runs away from his family to become an actor.

Director: Anne Fontaine
Stars: Finnegan Oldfield, Grégory Gadebois, Vincent Macaigne
Boys (TV Movie 2018)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two moments of Jonas's life intertwine, each reflecting the other: in 1995, when he was a secretive teenager, and 18 years later, as an attractive and impulsive thirty-something looking for balance in his life.

Director: Christophe Charrier
Stars: Félix Maritaud, Nicolas Bauwens, Tommy Lee Baïk
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

From prolific director Tor Iben comes a new thriller about a lonely young man who becomes dangerously obsessed with a stranger. After encountering him during a burglary, Tom begins stalking... See full summary »

Director: Tor Iben
Stars: Alexander Tsypilev, Julien Lickert, Patrick G. Boll
Tomcat (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Andreas and Stefan lead a happy and passionate life: Together with their beloved tomcat Moses, they live in a beautiful old house in Vienna's vineyards. They work as a musician and as a ... See full summary »

Director: Klaus Händl
Stars: Toni, Lukas Turtur, Philipp Hochmair
Plan B I (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After girlfriend Laura dumps him for another man, Bruno plots to come between the new lovers. But his plan takes an unexpected turn, causing Bruno to question his own sexuality.

Director: Marco Berger
Stars: Manuel Vignau, Lucas Ferraro, Mercedes Quinteros
Sodom (2017)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

20-year-old Will is on his stag-do when, handcuffed to a lamppost, he is rescued by Michael. The attraction between the two men is immediate. But back at Michael's apartment, Will is sent into a tailspin of shame and confusion.

Director: Mark Wilshin
Stars: Jo Weil, Pip Brignall
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Samuel Schneider ... Christian
Alexander Srtschin Alexander Srtschin ... Alex
Alexandra Schmidt Alexandra Schmidt ... Sandra
Simon Hatzl ... Alex' Vater
Mercedes Echerer ... Christians Mutter
Alexander Jagsch ... Sandras Vater
Martina Poel Martina Poel ... Alex' Mutter
Boris Popovic Boris Popovic ... Julian
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carmen Bogad Carmen Bogad ... Jassi
Ines Cihal Ines Cihal ... Sandras beste Freundin
Laurenz Fleissner Laurenz Fleissner ... Alex' neuer Freund
Barbara Gassner Barbara Gassner ... Sandras Mutter
Patrick Matijasevic Patrick Matijasevic ... Alex' bester Freund
Oliver Rosskopf Oliver Rosskopf ... Freund von Christians Mutter
Edit

Storyline

On the 3rd of October a twenty-four-year-old student from Vienna kills his lover and chops up her corpse. Her torso is found in a dumpster, other body parts and the head are missing. There is no clue about the motive of the murder. A silent chronology of the events. Written by David Clay Diaz

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Germany | Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

February 2016 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Agony See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Dark Character Study
1 August 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

On the 3rd of October a twenty-four-year-old student from Vienna kills his lover and chops up her corpse. Her torso is found in a dumpster, other body parts and the head are missing. There is no clue about the motive of the murder.

The plot summary above is provided by the director himself. While this is accurate (the events do happen in the film), it is also something of a lie by omission. Those events take up really about 5% of the plot. The vast majority focuses on two young men in Vienna, who never meet, and both have their own problems in life.

On its face, the film is rather bland, and if anyone is going in expecting a genre film or a murder mystery or anything like that, they will be sorely disappointed. Its strength comes in presenting two stories that seemingly have nothing in common, and leaving it up to the audience to find a connection. Some critics have seen links between the two men, though the links are rather forced.

Others say there is a subtle commentary on class. One of the men is apparently well-off, or at least not struggling, and is well-educated, studying law abroad. (He says he is studying "the philosophy of law".) The other man seems more working class, rough around the edges, always smoking and coming up with offensive rap songs about how much he dislikes women. But this second man can afford to work out at the gym and pursue an interest in mixed martial arts, so his perceived lower class may not be accurate. (His father is also a government employee, so the family as a whole is probably doing fine.)

The film even touches on two disparate approaches to sexuality. The young man who seems to be more well-off and proper is actually only interested in women when he can be a little sadistic to them – some light choking, duct tape. Nothing too awful, but what happens when the mundane gets boring for him? The other man, who has an intense dislike for his ex-girlfriend, may actually be harboring a hidden homosexuality. When a male friend makes an overt pass at him, he freaks out… but not without hinting his interest. If these feelings are suppressed, one can imagine the frustration turning violent.

As stated above, anyone looking for a genre film or a murder mystery or a thriller is going to be let down. But if you're interested in a character study and like deep conversations reflecting on a film and the motivations of the characters in the film, this is the sort of think-piece that has merit. "Agonie" debuted July 29, 2016 at the Fantasia Film Festival.


12 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed