The Elementary Particles

The Elementary Particles Trailers

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Original title Elementarteilchen
Category Drama, Romance
UK Release Date
Production year 2005
Production Country
Directors Oskar Roehler
Cast Christian Ulmen, Moritz Bleibtreu, Martina Gedeck, Franka Potente, Nina Hoss, Corinna Harfouch, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Jasmin Tabatabai, Tom Schilling, Nina Kronjäger, Hermann Beyer, Ulrike Kriener, Jennifer Ulrich, Michael Gwisdek, Thomas Drechsel


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.