Rent Atomised (2006)

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1h 48min
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Synopsis:
Based on Michel Houellebecq's controversial bestselling novel, Atomised tells the story of two half brothers Michael (Christian Ulmen) and Bruno (Moritz Bleibtreu) - one is an introverted molecular biologist who is wrapped up in his genetic research that he shies away from intimacy, while the other is a slave to his sexual fantasies. Everything changes when both men, now thirty-something, find love in unexpected places. Questions of biological evolution, love and fate are raised in award winning director Oskar Roehler's striking film.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Michel Houellebecq, Oskar Roehler
Aka:
Elementarteilchen
Studio:
Momentum
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Germany, Drama
Awards:

2006 Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Actor

BBFC:
Release Date:
23/10/2006
Run Time:
108 minutes
Languages:
German
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Trailer
  • Cast Interviews
  • Making Of

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Reviews (1) of Atomised

Society's to blame! - Atomised review by Kurtz

Spoiler Alert
29/07/2008

"Atomised" is a searching examination of what happens to damaged people in a society which stresses individual happiness and freedoms over social cohesion and the family unit. Two half-brothers, routinely parked by their self-seeking parents with older relatives, react differently to their abandonment- one becomes a reclusive maths genius who cannot relate to other people, the other a hopeless sex addict. The film charts their lives as they approach middle age, contrasting the sometimes comic escapades of Moritz Bleibtreu’s Bruno as he skirt-chases across middle-class Germany with Christian Ulmen’s Michael, who contemplates allowing the ice that encases his heart to crack as he meets his childhood sweetheart again. This yin-and-yang structure is a bit contrived, but there are good performances that make you care about the fate of the characters.

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