Agnes and his brothers have little in
common, except an eccentric old father, relationship problems
that are totally screwing up their lives, and a distinct
possibility those two things are connected. When Hans-Jörg’s
sex addict meetings don't seem to be stopping his incessant
masturbation and awkwardness with women, he conceals his
sexual frustration behind his meek librarian appearance.
Older brother Werner is hard at work on his own mask.
Much more successful at political combat than family diplomacy,
he spends time bickering with bored wife Signe to fan
the only heat left in his marriage. His rocky relationship
is aggravated by his smartass, pot-cultivating teenage
son who makes his upper-class suburban nightmare complete.
And Agnes, haunted by the mother she never knew, and perhaps
too nostalgic about her past as a man, can't quite fit
into the mold of the little homemaker expected by her
Director Oskar Roehler (THE ELEMENTARY PARTICLES) has
created a profoundly human family drama: a story full
of passion, poetry and humor about three brothers searching
for love and acceptance. At the same time, it is a fascinating
snapshot of the current state of affairs in Germany and
an outrageous story of how everyday desires for sex, love
and understanding can end up pushing people closer and
closer to the edge. Featuring a top-notch cast including
Moritz Bleibtreu (THE EXPERIMENT, RUN LOLA RUN), Herbert
Knaup (DISTANT LIGHTS), Katja Riemann (THE WOMEN OF ROSENSTRASSE)
and, as Agnes, stunning new talent Martin Weiss.
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