Agnes and His Brothers

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Released 2004

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2004
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Agnes and His Brothers is a 2004 German comedy drama film, written and directed by Oskar Roehler. Roehler's artistic film focuses on a family of three very different brothers. The Tschirner brothers may not have much in common, but there is one thing that they all share'a deep desire for, but lack of, a happy life. There is Hans-Joerg (Moritz Bleibtreu), a librarian whose sex addiction, and unhealthy interest in young students, plagues his daily existence and puts his career in danger. There is Werner (Herbert Knaup), a politician whose career success is overshadowed by his deeply troubled home life and dysfunctional family. And, last but not least, there is Agnes (Martin Weiss), a table dancer in a night club whose identity as a transsexual complicates his life and familial relations. Full of real problems, and accessible interpersonal relations, Agnes and His Brothers is a relatable and entertaining film for those nights when you want a little more than just fluff from your movie.moreless

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  • 50

    Variety

    A Teutonic version of "American Beauty" with added dysfunctionality.

  • 50

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Writer-director Oskar Roehler spends all his energy on cataloging ''outrageous'' behavior, and none on giving the transgressions any meaning.

  • 40

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Aside from appreciating the movie's sturdy performances, my reaction to this satire of the middle-class, all-German family swung from revulsion to mystification.

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