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3.4
25 Ratings

My Brother's Name is Robert and He is an Idiot

Mein Bruder heißt Robert und ist ein Idiot

Directed by Philip Gröning
Germany, France, 2018
Drama

Synopsis

Gröning’s screenplay centers on a brother and sister, Robert and Elena, 19-year-old twins, who spend one summer’s weekend at a petrol station out in the countryside cramming for Elena’s final exam in Philosophy.

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My Brother's Name is Robert and He is an Idiot Directed by Philip Gröning

Critics reviews

I did not stay long enough to witness what other critics have described as the film’s “torture porn” moments, precisely because I felt tortured enough just by the film’s first hour—one that felt as tedious to me as reading Heidegger (but considerably less profound).
March 21, 2018
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Anyone interested in a cinema that tries to wrestle with some of the big ontological and epistemological questions could do worse than give it a little time.
February 24, 2018
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