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Dying

2024 3h 5m Drama List
100% Tomatometer 7 Reviews
DYING follows the very individual members of the Lunies family, who haven't been a family for a long time. Lissy (Corinna Harfouch) is quietly happy about her demented husband Gerd (Hans-Uwe Bauer) slowly wasting away in a home. But her new freedom is short-lived: Diabetes, cancer and kidney failure mean that she doesn't have much time left either. Son Tom (Lars Eidinger), a conductor in his early 40s, is working on a composition called 'Dying', while at the same time being made the surrogate father of his ex-girlfriend's child. And Tom's sister Ellen (Lilith Stangenberg) starts an affair with the married Sebastian (Ronald Zehrfeld), with whom she shares a love for alcohol. As Death finally turns up on the doorstep, the estranged family members finally meet again. Read More Read Less

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Diego Semerene Slant Magazine The film’s diligent script and nuanced performances are such that the depressing material stops short of turning into a depressing experience. Rated: 3.5/4 Feb 26, 2024 Full Review Leslie Felperin Hollywood Reporter Manages to be exceedingly funny, often in some of its darkest moments, as well as expectedly sad. Feb 20, 2024 Full Review Martin Kudlac ScreenAnarchy [Director] Michael Glasner intersperses moments of sweetness and redemption in the most unexpected places, far from the realm of conventional or anticipated gestures that stray from reality. May 23, 2024 Full Review Amber Wilkinson Eye for Film Dying is full of glorious contradictions, many of which occur within the same conversation Rated: 4.5/5 Mar 21, 2024 Full Review Stephen Dalton The Film Verdict German director Matthias Glasner's autobiographical, darkly funny, emotionally raw ensemble drama plays like a three-hour family therapy session. Mar 10, 2024 Full Review Zhuo-Ning Su Awards Daily The last hour of Dying struggles to find the same level of sharpness so the whole thing doesn't land on a high note. That said, I'm impressed overall by Glasner's writing and the individual performances from this talented ensemble. Feb 26, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis DYING follows the very individual members of the Lunies family, who haven't been a family for a long time. Lissy (Corinna Harfouch) is quietly happy about her demented husband Gerd (Hans-Uwe Bauer) slowly wasting away in a home. But her new freedom is short-lived: Diabetes, cancer and kidney failure mean that she doesn't have much time left either. Son Tom (Lars Eidinger), a conductor in his early 40s, is working on a composition called 'Dying', while at the same time being made the surrogate father of his ex-girlfriend's child. And Tom's sister Ellen (Lilith Stangenberg) starts an affair with the married Sebastian (Ronald Zehrfeld), with whom she shares a love for alcohol. As Death finally turns up on the doorstep, the estranged family members finally meet again.
Director
Matthias Glasner
Producer
Jan Krüger, Ulf Israel, Matthias Glasner
Screenwriter
Matthias Glasner, Matthias Glasner
Production Co
Port au Prince Film & Kultur Produktion, Schwarzweiss Filmproduktion, Senator Film Produktion
Genre
Drama
Original Language
German
Runtime
3h 5m