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Familienfest (2015)

Clashes between the estranged members of a family occur on the day of the grandfather's birthday celebration.

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Lars Kraume
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Günther Maria Halmer ... Hannes
Hannelore Elsner ... Renate
Michaela May ... Anne
Lars Eidinger ... Max
Jördis Triebel ... Jenny
Barnaby Metschurat ... Frederik
Marc Hosemann ... Gregor
Nele Mueller-Stöfen Nele Mueller-Stöfen ... Charly
Daniel Krauss ... Vincent
Hubertus Hartmann Hubertus Hartmann ... Arzt
Bernhard Conrad Bernhard Conrad
Manfred Andrae Manfred Andrae
Dirk Tummes Dirk Tummes
Muriel Hahn Muriel Hahn
Angelika Brandau Angelika Brandau
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Clashes between the estranged members of a family occur on the day of the grandfather's birthday celebration.

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Drama

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A family that plays together
17 October 2015 | by Karl SelfSee all my reviews

Excellent, very dark German film about a family reunion. In a good way, this is Germany's answer to "Festen". And bizarrely, one of Germany's greatest romantic couples, Tscharlie (Günther Maria Halmer) and Susi (Michaela May) from the 1970ies TV series "Münchner Gechichten" are finally reunited, forty years after. They are married and preparing to celebrate Hannes' (Halmer) seventieth birthday. He has three three sons with an ex-wife, who are all showing up for the big day. Halmer plays again (or still) a witty cynic, but this time a world-renowned pianist who finally resides in a worthy abode (a Grunewald castle), and May's character Anne still has a heart as wide and deep as the Starnberger See. And both again nail their roles. As do all the other actors, the alcoholic mother and ex (played by Hannelore Elsner), the sons and their spouses. Everything looks light-hearted and happy at the beginning, then suddenly shots are fired, and ultimately the film turns into a drama.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

15 October 2015 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Trouble-fête See more »

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$556,456
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UFA Fiction, ARTE See more »
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