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Wer früher stirbt, ist länger tot (Grave Decisions) Reviews

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June 28, 2016
This is a very funny yet touching comic drama about the weirdness of everyday life. Set in a small Bavarian community, it looks at the relationships within a dysfunctional all-male family. 11 year old Sebastian, known locally as der Chandler-bub (the baby of the Candler pub), is a loveable rascal, but his older brother blames him for their mother's death. Sebastian sets about trying to remedy the loss of his mother, because his guilt for this supposed crime, as well as other misdemeanors (watch out for a hilarious medieval courtroom dream sequence) weighs heavily with him. Markus Krojer lends the role of Sebastian a tremendous amount of warmth and believability. The rest of the cast are also excellent, with finely judged performances. Watch out for a delightful laundry scene involving Sebastian's father. The one real detraction is that I have not been able to get hold of a copy with English subtitles. My German is good, but this film is in Baiirish (Bavarian dialect), with High German subtitles. Copies with English subtitles are very rare.
½ March 10, 2015
If you're german and not bavarian, watch this in english. I didn't understand half of the dialogue due to bavarian accent which is a shame because the movie has it moments (A little kid asking the teacher to have sex with him is always funny). But in the end its just random event after random event, which obviously work together perfectly and makes the story feel really artificial.
August 8, 2014
"Grave Decisions" is sweet and funny from start to finish.
October 7, 2011
this is the first movie I watch from Bavaria .. but won't be the last :)
½ August 28, 2011
Like to see this kind of little boy story. And It's touching when the father gave the repaired guitar to Sebastian.
½ July 11, 2011
Grausig schlechter Film!
½ September 26, 2010
One of the best German movies.
½ September 21, 2010
�bertrieben mit dem Beyerisch und mit einem paar nervigen Charakteren , aber sonst eine wunderschöne Lebensgeschichte mit einem wahnsinnig guten Soundtrack! Es ist etwas anders, rührend und auch sehr witzig!
½ August 29, 2010
Hilarious! Given the serious topic I didn't expect that at all. It is hilarious but never impious, emotional but not an obtrusive tearjerker.
May 23, 2010
This is easily one of the best films about youth, death, life, faith, and (of course!) love since "My Life As A Dog". It's beautifully written and perfectly executed. Every aspect is impeccable: delivery, acting, timing, and music. It's very rare to see so many masterly touches in one film: children's inquisitive nature; the brother's practical attitude towards animals; the old lady's sweet memories; the subtle hint of the strong longings for the mother; the simple view (and perhaps the best view) of after life; Mrs Kramer's loneliness and grieve; and the never ending hope and energy... This is a film that makes you laugh and cry, and leaves you pondering... about all the wonderful things one can have and should have in life. And who fears death now?
March 7, 2010
thought it might be a good movie for children, well, i think the topic is quite difficult.....actors were really good, you could feel their feelings....as non-bavarian i would recommend the german subtitles to get all what is said in bavarian
½ July 20, 2009
Imaginaire et culture bavaroise... histoire d'un enfant confronte a la mort. Drole, tragique et plein de rebondissement.
½ May 21, 2009
Absolutely delightful!
½ May 20, 2009
Que buena pelicula que vi. El significado de la vida y la muerte, el mas alla, los sueños y los deseos, todo desde los ojos de un pequeño aleman de 11 años. Mucho humor negro del bueno (reirse de la muerte siempre es bueno) un gran despliegue de planos y buena musica acompña esta pelicula. Para reir y creer.
½ March 29, 2009
Wunderbarer bayrischer Film ueber das Kindsein, Kinderhaben und Kinderaufziehen, ueber Liebe und Tod - mit schwarzem Humor und Sarkasmus und mit einer ebenso unaufdringlichen wie wichtigen Botschaft. Jule Ronsted: <3
½ March 4, 2009
Loved the movie.. ganz tolles film! wirklich gut gemacht! :) es ist mir sehr gefallen! der jung's spiel war wirklich schoen! Der akzent war ein bisschen schwerig aber mit Untertiteln war alles cool!
January 8, 2009
Der Brüller hehe...echt boarisch sag ich nur...
January 4, 2009
sarcastic black humour with still a happy ending... sometimes difficult to understand the bavarian accent... succesful choice of title
December 21, 2008
I'm bavarian... so I love it hehe
½ December 18, 2008
An unusual German comedy drama about a young boy who comes to think he is responsible for his mother's death and sets out to avoid the punishment of purgatory that he fears. If you can get past the dodgy plot and near incomprehensible Bavarian dialect, it's actually alright. The characters are fun, there are some funny moments, and the idea is quite original- overall though, there isn't much to it and it's really only worth the one viewing...
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