Agnes and his brothers



Three brothers in search of happiness: Hans-Jörg is a sex-addicted librarian who chases young female students. Werner is a successful career politician whose family is falling apart: his wife rejects him and his son uses every occasion he can to test his father’s limits. Agnes, in turn, drifts through the night as a dancer in clubs. Bound by their unquenchable yearning for love and acceptance, the three siblings have embarked on a journey to find what they have longed for all their lives: happiness…

Director Oskar Roehler (Die Unberührbare, Der alte Affe Angst) has created a profoundly human family drama: a story full of passion, poetry and humor about three brothers searching for love and acceptance. At the same time, it is a fascinating snapshot of the current state of affairs in Germany. AGNES AND HIS BROTHERS is great, authentic cinema with a top-notch cast featuring Moritz Bleibtreu (The Experiment, run lola run), Herbert Knaup (Distant Lights), Katja Riemann (Rosenstrasse) and, as Agnes, stunning new talent Martin Weiss.

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Production company

X Filme Creative Pool


WDR: Wolf-Dietrich Brücker

BR: Bettina Reitz

ARTE: Andreas Schreitmüller

Director & Script

Oskar Roehler

Director of Photography

Carl F. Koschnick

Rolf Hapke

Matthias Lempert

Production Design

Sabine Rudolph

Costume Design

Lucia Faust

Hair and Make-up

Rosemarie Raasch-Machac

Irina Tübbecke-Bechem


Juliane Lorenz


Martin Todsharow

Casting by

Simone Bär

  • Martin Weiß
  • Moritz Bleibtreu
  • Herbert Knaup
  • Katja Riemann
  • Tom Schilling
  • Susan Anbeh
  • Vadim Glowna
  • Margit Carstensen
  • Lee Daniels
  • Marie Zielcke
  • Oliver Korittke
  • Martin Semmelrogge
  • Martin Feifel
  • Sven Martinek