Atomised (Elementarteilchen) (Elementary Particles)
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Atomised (Elementarteilchen) (Elementary Particles)
With his bittersweet, German-language tragicomedy The Elementary Particles, writer-director Oskar Roehler brings to the screen Michel Houellebecq's popular seriocomic novel of two ill-adjusted siblings. Christian Ullmen and Moritz Bleibtreu portray, respectively, Michael and Bruno, half brothers who have each adjusted poorly to adult life, thanks in no small part to a cracked upbringing by their eccentric, social dropout mother. As the story opens, each brother experiences a personal crisis. Geneticist Michael returns to his work in cloning after an extended period away from his Irish… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A depressing thinker of a film that also offers a little nostalgia to boot."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Calgary Movies
"Beautifully shot and impressively acted, this is an evocative and frequently moving film, though it's often hard to engage with its unlikeable characters."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"a hybrid of the morbid and the mordant, the decadent and the darkly delicious, which will not necessarily make you happy, but will certainly leave you satisfied."
‑ Anton Bitel, musicOMH.com
"I want your (sanitized) sex -- and a happy ending."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij, european-films.net
"Grim, funny, moving and thought-provoking, Roehler's film will find some people who will rank it as one of their films of the year and others who will say that he has ruined Houellebecq's book."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
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