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Grave Decisions (2006)

Wer früher stirbt, ist länger tot (original title)
Marcus H. Rosenmüller's first feature movie deals with a boy thinking that he is responsible for his mother's death and his unusual way to fight his feelings of guilt. 11-year-old Sebastian... See full summary »

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Marcus H. Rosenmüller (as Marcus Hausham Rosenmüller)

Writers:

Marcus H. Rosenmüller (screenplay) (as Marcus Hausham Rosenmüller), Christian Lerch (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Markus Krojer ... Sebastian
Fritz Karl Fritz Karl ... Lorenz
Jürgen Tonkel Jürgen Tonkel ... Alfred
Jule Ronstedt ... Veronika
Saskia Vester ... Frau Kramer
Franz Xaver Brückner Franz Xaver Brückner ... Franz
Hans Schuler Hans Schuler ... Graudinger (as Johann Schuler)
Sepp Schauer Sepp Schauer ... Proske
Heinz-Josef Braun Heinz-Josef Braun ... Gumberger
Tim Seyfi ... Kaffl
Pia Lautenbacher Pia Lautenbacher ... Evi
Klaus Steinbacher Klaus Steinbacher ... Toni (as Klausi Steinbacher)
Johanna Bittenbinder Johanna Bittenbinder ... Mutter in der Sprechstunde
Monika Manz Monika Manz ... Kassiererin im Supermarkt
Alexander Liegl Alexander Liegl ... Notarzt
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Marcus H. Rosenmüller's first feature movie deals with a boy thinking that he is responsible for his mother's death and his unusual way to fight his feelings of guilt. 11-year-old Sebastian lives with his father and brother Franz in a Bavarian village. One day, he learns that his mother died on his birthday, which makes him believe he was to blame for her death. Dreaming of purgatory, Sebastian sees only two ways to avoid this divine punishment: becoming an immortal rock star or find a new wife for his father... Written by fippi2000

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Eine unsterbliche Komödie (An Immortal Comedy)

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Comedy | Drama

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What If
Music and Text by Gerd Baumann
Peter Horn - Gesang
Gerd Baumann - Gitarren, Orgel
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Beautifully written and directed
19 January 2008 | by trade-12See all my reviews

I couldn't disagree more with the previous commentator. I saw this movie last night at the German Film Festival in Washington DC and was absolutely blown away (as was the person I watched it with). It is one of the most beautifully written movies we have ever seen. Set in rural Bavaria, the audience follows the adventures and thought processes of an 11-year old boy (played by a brilliant actor). The plot fits together perfectly, captures you completely, makes you laugh out loud hysterically at times and cry at others. The vivid portrayal of the community surrounding the boy lets you become a part of it. There was not a moment of boredom for me, and the first thing I said to my companion after the film was that I wanted to get it on DVD to watch it again. While the characterizations are larger than life, they are the farthest thing from clichés. This is a brave movie that has some of the best treatment of both youth and death that I have seen.


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Language:

German

Release Date:

17 August 2006 (Germany) See more »

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$17,685,834
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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