The Elementary Particles
The Elementary Particles (2006)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 23, 2006
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Ryan Cracknell
Calgary Movies

A depressing thinker of a film that also offers a little nostalgia to boot.

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Matthew Turner

Beautifully shot and impressively acted, this is an evocative and frequently moving film, though it's often hard to engage with its unlikeable characters.

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Anton Bitel

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.

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Boyd van Hoeij

I want your (sanitized) sex -- and a happy ending.

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Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

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.

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