“Grave Decisions” (“Wer früher stirbt ist länger tot“), a very successful Bavarian film that gathered several awards in Germany, will play at the Goethe Institut Montreal on Saturday, June 2, 2012 – 5 pm


Grave Decisions is a fabulously comic farce which astounds viewers with its anarchic wit and touches us with an abundance of nuanced emotion.” - Berliner Zeitung

In this delightful, colourful film, eleven-year-old Sebastian believes he is responsible for his mother’s death during childbirth. Besides this ‘homicide’, he has an array of other terrible misdeeds to answer for and has consequently become accustomed to battling the scourges of purgatory on a nightly basis. In a naive attempt to evade this eternal hell, he tries with all his might to cleanse himself of his sins. All the while his father’s pub’s regulars are offering friendly advice. Splendidly cheeky and incredibly Bavarian, the film has a wonderful blend of depth and heartfelt emotion.

Grave Decisions wins us over with a mixture of profound logic and a plethora of Bavarian wisdoms about how to get by in life.” - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Don’t miss its screening at the Goethe Institut Montreal!

Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 5 pm.
Grave Decisions
(Wer früher stirbt ist länger tot)
In German with French subtitles.
$7 / $6 (students), free for Friends of Goethe

418, rue Sherbrooke Est (Metro: Sherbrooke)
+ 1 514 499 0159 or info@montreal.goethe.org

Grave Decisions (Wer früher stirbt ist länger tot)
By Marcus H. Rosenmüller, Germany, 2006, 102 min., 35mm
With: Marcus Krojer, Fritz Karl, Jule Ronstedt, Jürgen Tonkel.
German Film Awards, 2007: Best Film (Silver), Best Director, Best Score, Best Screenplay.

Source: Goethe Institut Montreal