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TWO MEN IN SUITS (ZWEI HERREN IM ANZUG)

TWO MEN IN SUITS
© Marco Nagel/X Verleih

ONE CENTURY – ONE FAMILY – THREE GENERATIONS. A Bavarian WHITE RIBBON meets Edgar Reitz’ HOME FROM HOME.

Bavaria, summer 1984. It is the day of mother’s funeral. The funeral reception is over, the guests have left. An embittered father and his estranged son are staying behind. The two aren't particularly close, actually they never have been. Still the father decides that it’s time to tell his son the whole story – all of the memories, all of the experiences, his entire life. The son responds with his own version of the events and together they bring their individual and shared moments back to life.

Josef Bierbichler’s adaptation of his novel inspired by his own family history portrays around 100 years of cross-generational German history. The representation of the generation of two wars, which had been kept from pursuing their dreams due to external circumstances, forms the central pillar of the film. From the revolution against the king, the rise of the Nazis and capitalism, to the protagonist’s personal experiences with the Catholic Church, abuse, refugees and economic miracles, TWO MEN IN SUITS tells a very personal story within a universal historical context.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2017
Director Josef Bierbichler
Screenplay Josef Bierbichler
Cinematography Tom Fährmann
Cast Josef Bierbichler, Martina Gedeck, Simon Donatz, Irm Hermann
Producers Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott
Production Company X Filme Creative Pool, in co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk, WDR, ARTE, Lucky Bird Pictures, ARRI Media, X Verleih
Runtime 128 min
Language
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Black Nights Tallinn 2018
German Distributor X Verleih

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