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Agnes and His Brothers (2004)

Agnes und seine Brüder (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 14 October 2004 (Germany)
This drama focuses on three very different siblings, all searching for happiness. Hans-Jörg is a sex addicted librarian, who is interested in young students. Werner is a successful ... See full summary »

Director:

Oskar Roehler

Writer:

Oskar Roehler
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Weiß ... Agnes Tschirner
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Hans-Jörg Tschirner
Herbert Knaup ... Werner Tschirner
Katja Riemann ... Signe Tschirner
Tom Schilling ... Ralf Tschirner
Suzan Anbeh ... Desiree
Vadim Glowna ... Günther Tschirner
Margit Carstensen ... Roxy
Lee Daniels ... Henry Preminger
Marie Zielcke ... Nadine
Oliver Korittke ... Rudi
Martin Semmelrogge ... Manni Moneto
Martin Feifel ... Hannes
Sven Martinek ... Jürgen
Til Schweiger ... Freund in Bibliothek
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Storyline

This drama focuses on three very different siblings, all searching for happiness. Hans-Jörg is a sex addicted librarian, who is interested in young students. Werner is a successful politician with a dysfunctional family. Agnes, a transsexual, works as a table dancer in a nightclub. The three brothers just have one thing in common: their longing for a happy life... Written by fippi2000

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Taglines:

... auf dem Weg ins Glück (... on the way to happiness)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Oskar Roehler: man sitting next to Hans-Jörg in the first group therapy scene See more »

Connections

References American Beauty (1999) See more »

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The movie was over ambitious..
30 November 2004 | by ciaranhSee all my reviews

Having seen this film, I was left with the feeling that it betrayed its title. Although the acting was superb, the script or directing was lacking. This had to happen. Each of the three characters is the center of a separate story and each of these stories could have quite happily been a separate film. Agnes' story succeeds in being painful to watch, but I was lost because so little time given to Agnes' characterization. Agnes' fate begs the question: "Is there no happy ever after for Transexuals?" Of Course there is. But, it does not suit the tone of the film, which is a parody on middle class, liberal, left wing families.

I can't see this being a fair answer to American Beauty as that film was quite mystical in nature and the main character was very well introduced and described.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

14 October 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,544, 11 June 2006

Gross USA:

$2,731

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,517,732
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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