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Unterwerfung (2018)

Paris 2022. François is a literary scholar and drinker. His relationships with women are limited to one year, his life is sufficiently happy. Until the day when charismatic Muslim ... See full summary »

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Titus Selge

Writers:

Michel Houellebecq (novel), Titus Selge
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Cast overview:
Edgar Selge ... Edgar / François
Walid Al-Atiyat ... Anis
Karin Beier Karin Beier ... Intendantin
Michael Wittenborn ... Walter Zobel
Alina Levshin ... Myriam
Catrin Striebeck Catrin Striebeck ... Aurelie
Bettina Stucky ... Marie Francois Tanneur
Valerie Koch ... Alice
Florian Stetter ... Godefroy Lempereur
André Jung André Jung ... Alain Tanneur
Jean-Yves Berteloot ... Steve
Matthias Brandt ... Rediger
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Paris 2022. François is a literary scholar and drinker. His relationships with women are limited to one year, his life is sufficiently happy. Until the day when charismatic Muslim politician Mohamed Ben Abbes becomes president in France, introduces patriarchy and polygamy, and François loses his job. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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6 June 2018 (Germany) See more »

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Michel Houellebecq's novel "Soumission / Submission" (2015) is an homage to Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848-1907). See more »

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Avoid this crappy overacting, read the book instead
6 June 2018 | by thombreiSee all my reviews

I have read the book from Houellebecq and watched the movie this evening. It seems that this movie was not made for intellectual or art reasons but rather as an addendum for political discussions in german tv. I should add that these movies are financed by tax in advance, so they need not to have any commercial success and real art could be made (like the book) if only the makers were capable of that. There are two plays in this movie, the real "Francois" as in the book and a theater monologue where the same actor is storytelling parts of the book. The monologue portrais Francois as an idiot with no room for any interpretation (which is totally different from the book). He even looks like a clochard. Moreover it is a slapstic number with laughter from tape and gross overacting and talking to the audience, so any illusion of fiction is destroyed, if you watch this, you just hope that they soon switch to the second play. But this second play is just boring and uninspired. Even there the protagonist remains one dimensional.


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