Based on the controversial bestseller, Michel Houellebecq's cult novel, Atomised tells the story of half brothers, Michael (Christian Ulmen) and Bruno (Moritz Bleibtreu). They share in common a mother (Nina Hoss) who neglected them to lead a carefree jet-set life, leaving them in the care of separate grandparents. Introverted molecular biologist Michael is so wrapped up in his genetic research that he shies away from intimacy while Bruno is a slave to his sexual fantasies.
Everything changes when both men, now thirty-something, find love. in unexpected places, questions of biolgical evolution love and fate are raised in awrd winning director oskar roehler's stark, striking film.