Agnes und seine Brüder

Germany

Synopsis

Agnes and his brothers have little in common,except an eccentric old father.relationship problems that are totally screwing up their lives.and the distinct possibility those two things are connected. Hans-Joerg conceals his sexual frustration behind his meek librarian appearance. Sex addict meetings don't seem to be stopping his incessant masturbation and awkwardness with women.But his life changes drastically when he finds outlets for his anger and lusty libido. Werner is much more successful at political combat than family diplomacy. He's caught up in an upperclass suburban nightmare and bickering is the only heat left in his marriage. His rocky relationship with bored wife Signe is aggravated by his smartass.pot-cultivating teenage son. Agnes is haunted by the mother she never knew and perhaps too nostalgic about her past as a man. Despite her efforts, transgendered Agnes just cant quite fit into the mold of the little homemaker expected by her bossy boyfriend. Once she's out on the streets alone,Agnes wipes away her tears and proudly takes on her bleak future with a smile. Funny how simple everyday desires for sex, love and understanding can end up pushing people closer and closer to the edge. People like us (sort of),ready to explode at any moment.

Director's Biography

With his uncompromising, dramatic vein, his courageous depiction of radical emotions, and the incorruptible integrity of his films, Oskar Roehler has won his place among the leading German directors of today. His international breakthrough can be dated at the latest to the release of his biographical film NO PLACE TO GO (Die Unberührbare), based on his mother's life, a hit that garnered many awards. For his romantic drama ANGST (Der alte Affe Angst), which ran in the competition of the Berlin International Film Festival in 2003, Marie Bäumer took home the Bavarian Film Prize for Best Actress.
Oskar Roehler was born in 1959. The son of authors Klaus Roehler and Gisela Elsner, he grew up in London, Rome and Nuremberg. In 1994 he shot his first short film in Los Angeles: SHE. He made his feature film debut one year later with GENTLEMAN, which premiered at the Munich Filmfest. lt was followed two years later by IN WITH THE NEW (Silvester Countdown). In addition to writing scripts (for directors such as Christoph Schlingensief, Uli Edel and Niklaus Schilling), Roehler has also written a collection of stories, 'Das Abschnappuniversum', which he published at the beginning of his career. Among Roehler's nee project is the screen adaptation of Michel Houellehecq's 'Elementary Particles'.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2004 AGNES AND HIS BROTHERS
2003 ANGST (DER ALTE AFFE ANGST)
2001 BELOVED SISTER (FAHR ZUR HÖLLE, SCHWESTER) (TV)
2000 SUCK MY DICK
1999 NO PLACE TO GO (DIE UNBERÜHRBARE)
1998 GIERIG (GREEDY)
1997 IN WITH THE NEW (SYLVESTER COUNTDOWN)
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Oskar Roehler

Written by: Oskar Roehler

Produced by: Stefan Arndt

Cinematography: Carl F. Koschnick

Editing: Simone Hofmann

Production Design: Sabine Rudolph

Costume Design: Lucia Faust

Make-Up & Hair: Rosemarie Raasch-Machac , Irina Tübbecke-Bechem

Original Score: Martin Todsharow

Main Cast: Herbert Knaup (Werner), Katja Riemann (Signe), Tom Schilling (Ralf), Suzan Anbeh (Desiree), Martin Weiss (Agnes ), Vadim Glowna (Günther ), Moritz Bleibtreu (Hans-Jörg)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2004