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by Ben Verbong


When Laura dies from cancer in the prime of her life, she gathers her family for a final farewell. It starts as a sentimental get-together, but turns into an absurd comedy, as her sisters are forced to spend three weeks at their parental home. Even in the face of imminent death, tempers flare, childhood rivalries bubble to the surface and sibling shortcomings prove as painful as ever.

original title: Ob ihr wollt oder nicht
country: Germany
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Ben Verbong
release date: DE 30/04/2009
screenplay: Katja Kittendorf, Karin Howard
cast: Katharina Schubert, Julia Maria Koehler, Senta Berger, Christiane Paul, Anna Boeger, Jan Decleir, Jan-Gregor Kremp, Mark Waschke
cinematography by: Theo Bierkens
film editing: Menno Boerema
art director: Benedikt Herforth
costumes designer: Ute Paffendorf
music: Konstantin Wecker
producer: Anita Elsani, Ulf Israel
production: Elsani Film
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