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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.
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.
When I reached the middle, I hated this movie. By the end, it redeemed itself, but not quite enough to make me recommend it.
Deutscher Titel: Agnes und seine BrÃ¼der
very weird. the stories were strangely engrossing though, particularly the "successful" brother in the most toxic of marriages.
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.
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.
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.
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.