AGNES AND HIS BROTHERS

MATERIALS

DOCUMENTATION

PHOTOS

OSKAR ROEHLER

ORIGINAL TITLE

Agnes und seine BrĂ¼der

2004 || Germany || 115 mins || 35mm || Color || in German || Feature

WORLD SALES

Bavaria Film International (Munich)

FESTIVALS / AWARDS

VENICE 2004 - Horizons
BAVARIAN FILM AWARDS 2005 - Best Screenplay
GERMAN FILM AWARDS 2005 - Best Supporting Actress (Katja Riemann)

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-Jorg 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 can't 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.

CAST

Moritz Bleibtreu, Martin Weiss, Herbert Knaup, Katja Riemann