Agnes and His Brothers Reviews

  • Jun 04, 2015

    An interesting film tackling many topics and subjects in the space of two hours. Ambitious, quite well written and benefiting from a very likeable and strong cast this German film is undeniably different and deserves a viewing, even if it's out of sheer curiosity.

    An interesting film tackling many topics and subjects in the space of two hours. Ambitious, quite well written and benefiting from a very likeable and strong cast this German film is undeniably different and deserves a viewing, even if it's out of sheer curiosity.

  • Dean M Super Reviewer
    Oct 05, 2011

    Weird German drama film about the Tschirner clan, what, consisting of neurotic transsexuals, sex-addicts and paedophiles, all hidden behind the facade of an average middle-class German family. I was shocked to see the different scenes were okay and awfully bad. I liked the cuts and transitions which interweave the lives of the brothers. The blending of three very different lives and personalities complete a fascinating portrait of a family. In a way it might have been "3 brothers and their father". I enjoyed Katja Riemann as the cold and frustrated wife, her scenes with Herbert Knaup are some of the best in the whole movie.

    Weird German drama film about the Tschirner clan, what, consisting of neurotic transsexuals, sex-addicts and paedophiles, all hidden behind the facade of an average middle-class German family. I was shocked to see the different scenes were okay and awfully bad. I liked the cuts and transitions which interweave the lives of the brothers. The blending of three very different lives and personalities complete a fascinating portrait of a family. In a way it might have been "3 brothers and their father". I enjoyed Katja Riemann as the cold and frustrated wife, her scenes with Herbert Knaup are some of the best in the whole movie.

  • Oct 05, 2011

    Weird German drama film about the Tschirner clan, what, consisting of neurotic transsexuals, sex-addicts and paedophiles, all hidden behind the facade of an average middle-class German family. I was shocked to see the different scenes were okay and awfully bad. I liked the cuts and transitions which interweave the lives of the brothers. The blending of three very different lives and personalities complete a fascinating portrait of a family. In a way it might have been "3 brothers and their father". I enjoyed Katja Riemann as the cold and frustrated wife, her scenes with Herbert Knaup are some of the best in the whole movie.

    Weird German drama film about the Tschirner clan, what, consisting of neurotic transsexuals, sex-addicts and paedophiles, all hidden behind the facade of an average middle-class German family. I was shocked to see the different scenes were okay and awfully bad. I liked the cuts and transitions which interweave the lives of the brothers. The blending of three very different lives and personalities complete a fascinating portrait of a family. In a way it might have been "3 brothers and their father". I enjoyed Katja Riemann as the cold and frustrated wife, her scenes with Herbert Knaup are some of the best in the whole movie.

  • Sep 21, 2011

    When I reached the middle, I hated this movie. By the end, it redeemed itself, but not quite enough to make me recommend it.

    When I reached the middle, I hated this movie. By the end, it redeemed itself, but not quite enough to make me recommend it.

  • May 16, 2010

    Deutscher Titel: Agnes und seine Brüder

    Deutscher Titel: Agnes und seine Brüder

  • Jan 05, 2009

    very weird. the stories were strangely engrossing though, particularly the "successful" brother in the most toxic of marriages.

    very weird. the stories were strangely engrossing though, particularly the "successful" brother in the most toxic of marriages.

  • Nov 23, 2008

    3 siblings deal with their complicated lives -- this is a German movie with sub titles and pretty strange; I would say not your typical German humor.

    3 siblings deal with their complicated lives -- this is a German movie with sub titles and pretty strange; I would say not your typical German humor.

  • Jun 09, 2008

    Recent German cinema remains plot-driven as well as teleological in terms of that plot's climactic resolution - in comparison with its French counterpart where meandering 'meditations on X & Y' with open-ended endings are more common. This film about three dysfunctional brothers, including the gender-bending Agnes of the title, explores each sibling's situation in turn (the shifts between each parallel story might begin to seem forced). Much perversion, family drama, pornstar coitus, and a murder or two occur. All in a day's work in Cologne. Fairly amusing.

    Recent German cinema remains plot-driven as well as teleological in terms of that plot's climactic resolution - in comparison with its French counterpart where meandering 'meditations on X & Y' with open-ended endings are more common. This film about three dysfunctional brothers, including the gender-bending Agnes of the title, explores each sibling's situation in turn (the shifts between each parallel story might begin to seem forced). Much perversion, family drama, pornstar coitus, and a murder or two occur. All in a day's work in Cologne. Fairly amusing.

  • May 17, 2008

    Despite all the criticism of this movie as the German "American Beauty" I think this film and its unique character perversions offer a more creative reflection on postmodern society's failings than its big budget and predictable U.S. analog.

    Despite all the criticism of this movie as the German "American Beauty" I think this film and its unique character perversions offer a more creative reflection on postmodern society's failings than its big budget and predictable U.S. analog.

  • May 14, 2008

    An odd film with bizarre concepts and imagery that can really only be featured in a foreign film. Excellent acting by all, especially Moritz Bleibtreu (My fave German Actor) and Herbert Knaup. Worth taking a look at.

    An odd film with bizarre concepts and imagery that can really only be featured in a foreign film. Excellent acting by all, especially Moritz Bleibtreu (My fave German Actor) and Herbert Knaup. Worth taking a look at.