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Grave Decisions (2006)

Wer früher stirbt, ist länger tot (original title)
Marcus H. Rosenmüller's first feature movie deals with a boy thinking that he is responsible for his mother's death and his unusual way to fight his feelings of guilt. 11-year-old Sebastian... See full summary »

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Marcus H. Rosenmüller (as Marcus Hausham Rosenmüller)

Writers:

Marcus H. Rosenmüller (screenplay) (as Marcus Hausham Rosenmüller), Christian Lerch (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Markus Krojer ... Sebastian
Fritz Karl ... Lorenz
Jürgen Tonkel Jürgen Tonkel ... Alfred
Jule Ronstedt ... Veronika
Saskia Vester ... Frau Kramer
Franz Xaver Brückner Franz Xaver Brückner ... Franz
Hans Schuler Hans Schuler ... Graudinger (as Johann Schuler)
Sepp Schauer Sepp Schauer ... Proske
Heinz-Josef Braun Heinz-Josef Braun ... Gumberger
Tim Seyfi ... Kaffl
Pia Lautenbacher Pia Lautenbacher ... Evi
Klaus Steinbacher Klaus Steinbacher ... Toni (as Klausi Steinbacher)
Johanna Bittenbinder Johanna Bittenbinder ... Mutter in der Sprechstunde
Monika Manz Monika Manz ... Kassiererin im Supermarkt
Alexander Liegl Alexander Liegl ... Notarzt
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Marcus H. Rosenmüller's first feature movie deals with a boy thinking that he is responsible for his mother's death and his unusual way to fight his feelings of guilt. 11-year-old Sebastian lives with his father and brother Franz in a Bavarian village. One day, he learns that his mother died on his birthday, which makes him believe he was to blame for her death. Dreaming of purgatory, Sebastian sees only two ways to avoid this divine punishment: becoming an immortal rock star or find a new wife for his father... Written by fippi2000

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Eine unsterbliche Komödie (An Immortal Comedy)

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

17 August 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Grave Decisions See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,685,834
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Referenced in Neues aus der Anstalt: Terror (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

As I Was Waving
Music and Text by Gerd Baumann, Peter Horn
Peter Horn - Gesang, Gitarren
Gerd Baumann - Gitarren
Florian Rein - Schlagzeug
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Just great
13 November 2007 | by zetschoSee all my reviews

A really nice little story in a (for me from Hamburg) strange region (Bavaria) where strange religious believes and other superstitions drive a young, naive boy into some hilarious situations.

The actors and characters are all really great, the story and all its funny twists are as well. I especially liked the ironic view on Bavarian country-life and the dialect (which wasn't a problem at all, but my Grannie was from Munich, so I'm used to it unless it's not completely far-off), as well as the very sensitive insight into a kid's view on the world.

And most of all: It was really funny which is a rarity in German movies. But I think you can enjoy this very well if you're Non-German, as conservative, religious countrysides aren't so uncommon elsewhere. This story could just have happened with only little differences in the Middle West or South Italy or so.


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