• Agnes and His Brothers (2004)

Agnes and His Brothers

Release Date: 2004

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

Three siblings blame their father for their dysfunctional lives. Hans (Moritz Bleibtreu) ogles every attractive woman who comes into the library and spies on them in the restroom. Werner (Herbert Knaup), a Green Party politico, seems put together but his home life is a disaster and his wife has an unhealthy relationship with their son. Agnes (Martin Weiss), formerly Martin before a sex change, pines for an American fashion designer who cannot fulfill his desires.

Cast: Martin Weiss, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Katja Riemann, Tom Schilling, Susan Anbeh, Vadim Glowna, Margit Carstensen

Director: Oskar Roehler

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    V.A. MusettoNew York Post

    Dysfunctional families don't come much more messed up than the one in Agnes and His Brothers, a comic drama from Germany. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    Roehler aims scattershot barbs at so many targets, from political hypocrisy to suburban entitlement, that he often misses. But whenever he takes the time to line up his toxic arrows, usually with the help of a compellingly squirmy Bleibtreu, he hits the bull's-eye. show more

  • 63
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    It's a slick, ambitious movie that doesn't always nail all the many moods and themes it's after. show more

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