The Elementary Particles


1h 45m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Follows two half-brothers, Michael and Bruno, through the second half of the 20th century. Michael, a reclusive molecular biologist, is on the threshold of cloning a new kind of human being, free of the conflicts that go hand in hand with sexual desires. Bruno, a high school teacher, is a frustrated

Film Details

Also Known As
Atomised, Elementarteilchen, Elementary Particles, The
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Celluloid Dreams; Constantin Film Development, Inc.
Distribution Company
Abc Distribution; Angel Films (Denmark); Cinemien; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Golem Distribution; Hollywood Classic Entertainment; Lucky Red; Megacom Film (Mcf); Momentum Pictures Limited; Nonstop Entertainment (Nse); Palace Films; Pandora Film Produktion; Rialto Films; Sponge; Tfm Distribution
Location
Ireland; Berlin, Germany; Thuringia, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Follows two half-brothers, Michael and Bruno, through the second half of the 20th century. Michael, a reclusive molecular biologist, is on the threshold of cloning a new kind of human being, free of the conflicts that go hand in hand with sexual desires. Bruno, a high school teacher, is a frustrated sexaholic with a penchant for young girls. The mother they barely knew was a guru groupie, a self indulgent 'liberated' hippie mama who abandoned them to different grandmothers and boarding schools, each unaware of the other's existence until their teenage years. Buffeted by disappointments and alienation, the two men struggle to come to terms with the malaise of modern existence and love.

Film Details

Also Known As
Atomised, Elementarteilchen, Elementary Particles, The
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Celluloid Dreams; Constantin Film Development, Inc.
Distribution Company
Abc Distribution; Angel Films (Denmark); Cinemien; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Golem Distribution; Hollywood Classic Entertainment; Lucky Red; Megacom Film (Mcf); Momentum Pictures Limited; Nonstop Entertainment (Nse); Palace Films; Pandora Film Produktion; Rialto Films; Sponge; Tfm Distribution
Location
Ireland; Berlin, Germany; Thuringia, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States February 2006

Released in United States October 2006

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Competition) February 9-19, 2006.

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 12-20, 2006.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 28-October 13, 2006.

Based on the novel "Les Particules Elementaires" written by Michel Houellebecq; published by Editions J'Ai Lu January, 2000.

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 28-October 13, 2006.)

Released in United States February 2006 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Competition) February 9-19, 2006.)

Released in United States October 2006 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 12-20, 2006.)