The Elementary Particles

The Elementary Particles (2006)

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2006-02-10
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 129 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Moovie
  • Production Country: Germany
  • Director: Oskar Roehler
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Based on Michel Houellebecq's controversial novel, Atomised (aka The Elementary Particles) focuses on Michael and Bruno, two very different half-brothers and their disturbed sexuality. After a chaotic childhood with a hippie mother only caring for her affairs, Michael, a molecular biologist, is more interested in genes than women, while Bruno is obsessed with his sexual desires, but mostly finds his satisfaction with prostitutes. But Bruno's life changes when he gets to know the experienced Christiane. In the meantime, Michael meets Annabelle, the love of his youth, again.

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  • Christian Ulmen

    as Michael Djerzinski
  • Moritz Bleibtreu

    as Bruno Klement
  • Martina Gedeck

    as Christiane
  • Franka Potente

    as Annabelle
  • Nina Hoss

    as Jane
  • Corinna Harfouch

    as Dr. Schäfer
  • Uwe Ochsenknecht

    as Bruno's Father
  • Jasmin Tabatabai

    as Yogini
  • Tom Schilling

    as Michael (young)
  • Thomas Drechsel

    as Bruno (young)
  • Nina Kronjäger

    as Katja
  • Hermann Beyer

    as Annabelle's Father
  • Ulrike Kriener

    as Annabelle's Mother
  • Jennifer Ulrich

    as Johanna
  • Michael Gwisdek

    as Professor Fleisser
  • Herbert Knaup

    as Sollers
  • Deborah Kaufmann

    as Hannelore
  • Rüdiger Klink

    as Uwe
  • Thorsten Merten

    as Hubert
  • Franziska Schlattner

    as Ellen
  • Ingeborg Westphal

    as Hippiefrau
  • Ursula Karusseit

    as Großmutter
  • Dieter Bach

    as Kates Lover
  • Wilfried Hochholdinger

    as Krankenhausarzt
  • Simon Licht

    as Kursleiter
  • Michael Zühlke

    as Swingerclub-Kerl
  • Tyra Misoux

    as Swingerclub-Frau
  • Bernd Stempel

    as Mann in Plattenbausiedlung
  • Joachim Kretzer

    as Christoffersen
  • Christian Schmidt

    as Forscher 2
  • Manfred Möck

    as Forscher 3
  • Thomas Huber

    as Forscher 4
  • Reiner Heise

    as Forscher 1
Directing Oskar Roehler Director
Production Bernd Eichinger Producer
Production Oliver Berben Producer
Camera Carl-Friedrich Koschnick Director of Photography
Sound Martin Todsharow Original Music Composer
Art Ingrid Henn Production Design
Production An Dorthe Braker Casting
Editing Peter R. Adam Editor
Writing Michel Houellebecq Novel
Sound Manfred Banach Sound Designer
Writing Oskar Roehler Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Esther Walz Costume Design