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Agnes and his brothers (Agnes und seine Brueder)

Agnes and his brothers
Scene from "Agnes and his brothers" (photo © X Filme)

Agnes and His Brothers is the story of three siblings who couldn't be any more different from each other: Hans-Joerg (Moritz Bleibtreu) is a librarian, sexually obsessed, and a passionate voyeur. Werner (Herbert Knaup) is a successful politician with a self-confident wife and two sons. But behind the facade of their marriage, the foundation is starting to chip. And then there is Agnes (Martin Weiss), who used to be a man, but who now, as a result of unfulfilled love and with great desire, works his way through the night as a dancer.

They all share the same love-hate relationship with the same man who greatly influenced their lives - their eccentric father. One day, one of them finally breaks free...


Oskar Roehler started his career as a screenwriter for various cinema films and directed his first feature, GENTLEMAN, in 1995. His film NO PLACE TO GO (2000), a very personal and sensitively told portrait of his mother, was Roehler’s breakthrough and received the German Film Award in Gold. His other award-winning films include: ANGST (2003) which premiered in the competition at the Berlinale in 2003, AGNES AND HIS BROTHERS (2004) which screened at the Venice Film Festival, as well as his film adaptation of Michel Houellebecq’s novel ATOMISED (2006). JUD SÜSS - FILM OHNE GEWISSEN (2010) which also played in competition at the Berlinale was one of his most polarizing films. After SOURCES OF LIFE (2012) which premiered in Karlovy Vary in competition, OUTMASTERED is his latest film.
Genre Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2004
Director Oskar Roehler
Screenplay Oskar Roehler
Cinematography Carl-Friedrich Koschnick
Simone Hofmann, Juliane Lorenz
Martin Todsharow
Sabine Rudolph
Cast Vadim Glowna, Tom Schilling, Martin Weiss, Katja Riemann, Herbert Knaup, Moritz Bleibtreu
Producer Stefan Arndt
Production Company X Filme Creative Pool, in co-production with WDR, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE
Length 116 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions English, French, Italian
Festivals Venice 2004 (Horizons), Seville 2004 (In Competition), Goa 2004, Goteborg 2005, Rotterdam 2005, Berlin 2005 (German Cinema), Mar del Plata 2005, New Directors/New Films New York 2005, Rio 2005, Kiev 2005
Awards Bavarian Film Award 2004 (Best Screenplay)
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
German Distributor X Verleih

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