by Matthias Glasner



DYING follows the very individual members of the Lunies family, who haven’t been a family for a long time. Lissy (Corinna Harfouch) is quietly happy about her demented husband Gerd (Hans-Uwe Bauer) slowly wasting away in a home. But her new freedom is short-lived: Diabetes, cancer and kidney failure mean that she doesn't have much time left either. Son Tom (Lars Eidinger), a conductor in his early 40s, is working on a composition called ‘Dying’, while at the same time being made the surrogate father of his ex-girlfriend’s child. And Tom's sister Ellen (Lilith Stangenberg) starts an affair with the married Sebastian (Ronald Zehrfeld), with whom she shares a love for alcohol. As Death finally turns up on the doorstep, the estranged family members finally meet again.


Matthias Glasner was born in Hamburg in 1965. In the 90s, he made the hipster trilogy DIE MEDIOCREN, SEXY SADIE and FANDANGO for the cinema, all of which premiered at the Berlinale. This was followed by the films DER FREIE WILLE, THIS IS LOVE (San Sebastian Competition) and GNADE (Berlinale Competition). For television, he has directed the series KDD - KRIMINALDAUERDIENST (Grimme Prize and German Television Prize a.o.) and, as writer and director, the series BLOCHIN - DIE LEBENDEN UND DIE TOTEN, as well as the two-part series LANDGERICHT (Grimme Prize a.o.) based on the novel of the same name and winner of the German Book Prize by Ulrike Krechel. He recently shot the 2nd season of the international series DAS BOOT for SKY.



2011 Gnade
2009 This is Love
2006 Der freie Wille
1996 Sexy Sadie
1995 Die Mediocren


Corinna Harfouch
Lars Eidinger
Lilith Stangenberg
Ronald Zehrfeld
Robert Gwisdek
Anna Bederke


Writer & director Matthias Glasner
DoP Jakub Bejnarowicz
Production Design Tamo Kunz
Costume Design Sabine Keller
Makeup-Artist Tatjana Krauskopf
Editing Heike Gnida
Composer Lorenz Dangel
Sound Christoph Schilling, Stefan Schmahl
Supervising Sound Designer Christoph Walter
Sound Designer Nils Vogel-Bartling
Re-recording Mixer Stefan Korte
Casting Liza Stutzky
Producer Jan Krüger, Ulf Israel, Matthias Glasner

Technical Data

Duration: 185 min
Language: German

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