The Elementary Particles (2006)

12 02/11/2006 (US) DramaRomance 1h 45m


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.

  1. Oskar Roehler

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Michel Houellebecq


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  1. Christian Ulmen

    Christian Ulmen

    Michael Djerzinski

  2. Moritz Bleibtreu

    Moritz Bleibtreu

    Bruno Klement

  3. Martina Gedeck

    Martina Gedeck


  4. Franka Potente

    Franka Potente


  5. Nina Hoss

    Nina Hoss


  6. Corinna Harfouch

    Corinna Harfouch

    Dr. Schäfer

  7. Uwe Ochsenknecht

    Uwe Ochsenknecht

    Bruno's Father

  8. Jasmin Tabatabai

    Jasmin Tabatabai


  9. Tom Schilling

    Tom Schilling

    Michael (young)

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The Elementary Particles
The Elementary Particles

Original Title Elementarteilchen

Status Released

Original Language German

Budget $6,000,000.00

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