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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 »

Director:

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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Taglines:

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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Box Office

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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Bist mir die Sonne
Music and Text by Gerd Baumann
Annika Richter - Gesang
Albrecht von Weech - Gesang
Gerd Baumann - Klavier
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Hilarious!
25 November 2006 | by jh-89See all my reviews

This movie took me completely by surprise. I had read a favorably inclined review in which it was mentioned that the film gave an interesting outlook on the effects of catholicism on children. It does so indeed, yet without ever ridiculing its subject or characters. And as if that were not enough, the film is at the same time incredibly funny.

11-year-old Sebastian is the main character who learns from his elder brother that their mother died when Sebastian was born. While this was intended as some sort of punishment for some mischief the boy was up to, the impact this news has on him was not to be foreseen... afraid of having to end up in purgatory for his sin, Sebastian is looking for ways to make himself immortal. The solutions that are suggested to him by his immediate environment are mostly questionable - yet Sebastian is more than willing to heed any advice to redeem himself.

What follows is a wild goose chase for salvation, leaving the spectator marveling at Sebastian's ingenuity and laughing about the misinterpretations that may occur when parents and teachers try to understand their children.


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