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Dying

Dying - image - a film by Matthias Glasner
Dying - image - a film by Matthias Glasner
Dying - image - a film by Matthias Glasner
Dying - image - a film by Matthias Glasner
Dying - image - a film by Matthias Glasner
Dying - image - a film by Matthias Glasner
Dying - image - a film by Matthias Glasner
COMING TO CINEMAS IN 2024
Dying - poster - a film by Matthias Glasner
Terrifically watchable and entertaining... a black comedy of Franzenesque family dysfunction. Bleak, bold and extravagantly crazy. There's a lot of life in it.
To die for. Exceedingly funny, often in some of its darkest moments, as well as expectedly sad. Anchored by a nuanced, detailed performance by Lars Eidinger and pitch-perfect turns by the rest of his combustible nuclear family, this richly rewards.
A sharp-witted, flavoursome exercise in high-class soap opera: compelling, funny and tonally rich.
Engrossing. Full of glorious contradictions, many of which occur within the same conversation. Every member of this ensemble displays expert flexibility in moving from the tragedy to comedy in ways that never let us see the join.
Director: Matthias Glasner
Cast: Lars Eidinger, Corinna Harfouch, Lilith Stangenberg, Ronald Zehrfeld, Robert Gwisdek, Hans-Uwe Bauer
Duration: 180mins
Country of Origin: Germany
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Terrifically watchable and entertaining... a black comedy of Franzenesque family dysfunction. Bleak, bold and extravagantly crazy. There's a lot of life in it.
To die for. Exceedingly funny, often in some of its darkest moments, as well as expectedly sad. Anchored by a nuanced, detailed performance by Lars Eidinger and pitch-perfect turns by the rest of his combustible nuclear family, this richly rewards.
A sharp-witted, flavoursome exercise in high-class soap opera: compelling, funny and tonally rich.
Engrossing. Full of glorious contradictions, many of which occur within the same conversation. Every member of this ensemble displays expert flexibility in moving from the tragedy to comedy in ways that never let us see the join.

WINNER x 3 – 2024 BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL – Silver Bear (Best Screenplay), Best Film (German Arthouse Cinemas Guild), Jury Award (Berliner Morgenpost Readers)
2024 GERMAN ACADEMY (Lolas) AWARDS NOMINEE x 9 – incl. Best Film, Director, Screenplay, Actor (Eidinger), Actress (Harfouch) & Score

A sensation at the 2024 Berlinale, celebrated auteur Mathais Glasner’s compelling new drama assembles an outstanding all-star cast led by the incredible Lars Eidinger as a successful, middle-aged orchestra conductor whose complicated private life spills into his professional commitments.

Berlin, modern day: Tom Lunies (Eidinger) is rehearsing a new composition titled Sterben (“Dying”) written by his troubled, highly-strung best friend Bernard (Robert Gwisdeck) who’s questioning whether his work is valuable or completely worthless. Though romantically involved with his assistant Ronja (Saskia Rosendahl), Tom is about to become a father, of sorts; his ex-girlfriend Liv (Anna Bederke) has called on him co-parent the child she is expecting, even though it was fathered by another man.

Hamburg: Tom’s barely-together younger sister, Ellen (a hypnotic Lilith Stangenberg), a dental hygienist, begins a frenzied affair with a married new colleague (Ronald Zehrfeld) with whom she shares a passion for self-medication and hedonism.

Meanwhile, Tom’s ailing, sharp-tongued mother Lissy (Corinna Harfouch) is struggling to care for her husband, Gerd (Hans-Uwe Bauer), whose mental decline is wreaking havoc on their quiet lives. Where are the couple’s two adult children when they are needed most?

A masterpiece of shifting tonal registers, Glasner’s provocative, semi-autobiographical film boldly treads the thin line between drama, tragedy and black humour often within the same scene. Featuring pitch-perfect performances and some truly bravura sequences, DYING is an indelible, richly-rewarding experience.

Dying - poster - a film by Matthias Glasner
COMING TO CINEMAS IN 2024