Agnes and His Brothers
Agnes and His Brothers (2006)

The Tschirn brothers have their share of problems. Middle brother Hans-Jörg (Moritz Bleibtreu of Run Lola Run) is a librarian who neglects his duties in order to ogle every attractive woman that enters his workplace. His clumsy efforts to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 9, 2006
DVD Release Date: December 19, 2006
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

It's a slick, ambitious movie that doesn't always nail all the many moods and themes it's after. But the actors give it force and depth.

Jay Weissberg

In shuttling between drama and farce, more than a few balls get dropped.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Has much to recommend

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

The film's outrageousness would be more palatable if leavened with more wit, or if the characterizations possessed more nuances.

Gene Seymour

There's fierce energy and -- thanks to the performances -- affecting emotion in the movie that almost makes you forget that Rainer Werner Fassbinder told a similar story much better 28 years ago with In a Year with 13 Moons.

Jurgen Fauth

Neither Agnes nor his brothers ever feel real enough to truly shock.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Writer-director Oskar Roehler spends all his energy on cataloging ''outrageous' behavior, and none on giving the transgressions any meaning.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

About halfway through, however, the story takes on more than it can handle, turning contrived and unbelievable in the process.

Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

some of the best acting to come out of Germany since before the Nazis took over.

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Weird German drama film about the Tschirner clan, what, consisting of neurotic transsexuals, sex-addicts and paedophiles, all hidden behind the facade of an… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Agnes and His Brothers" is a very, very thorough examination of sexual frustration. Werner(Herbert Knaup) is a politician who… More