Two Men In Suits

by Josef Bierbichler

One Century - One Family - Three Generations.A Bavarian "THE WHITE RIBBON" meets Edgar Reitz' "HOME FROM HOME".

Bavaria, summer 1984. It is the day of mother's funeral. The funeral reception is over, the guests have left. An embittered father and his estranged son are staying behind. The two aren't particularly close, actually they never have been. Still the father decides that it's time to tell his son the whole story – all of the memories, all of the experiences, his entire life. The son responds with his own version of the events and together they bring their individual and shared moments back to life.Josef Bierbichler's adaptation of his novel inspired by his own family history portrays around 100 years of cross-generational German history. The representation of the generation of two wars, which had been kept from pursuing their dreams due to external circumstances, forms the central pillar of the film. From the revolution against the king, the rise of the Nazis and the capitalism to the protagonist's personal experiences with the Catholic Church, abuse, refugees and economic miracles, TWO MEN IN SUITS tells a very personal story within a universal historical context.

Genre / Language / Length
Drama / German / 128 minutes
Original title
Zwei Herren im Anzug
directed by
Josef Bierbichler (THE WHITE RIBBON)
produced by
X Filme Creative Pool Entertainment in co-production with BR, WDR, Arte, Lucky Bird Pictures, Arri Media and X Verleih
  • Josef Bierbichler (THE WHITE RIBBON)
  • Martina Gedeck (THE LIVES OF OTHERS)
  • Simon Donatz
  • Irm Hermann

Press Quotes

“A film that moves you, touches you and becomes unforgettable.”

“Bavarian avant garde cinema in the most rebellious and wonderous way.”

“Josef Bierbichler owns the big stage.”