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Brotherly Love (1970)

Country Dance (original title)
R | | Drama | 22 April 1970 (USA)
Controversial tragicomedy about a brother's obsessive love for his sister. Having left her husband, Hilary moves in with her unbalanced brother, Pink, who uses wit and humor to hide his amorous yearnings.

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Michael Craig ...
Douglas Dow
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Brig. Crieff
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Dr. Maitland
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Rosie
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Jack Baird
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Mark Malicz ...
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Jean Anderson ...
Matron
Lennox Milne ...
Miss Mailer
Helena Gloag ...
Auntie Belle
Marjorie Dalziel ...
Bank Lizzie
Marjorie Christie ...
Bun Mackenzie
Rona Newton-John ...
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Controversial tragicomedy about a brother's obsessive love for his sister. Having left her husband, Hilary moves in with her unbalanced brother, Pink, who uses wit and humor to hide his amorous yearnings.

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Although set in the UK, this was filmed in Enniskerry, Ireland, a few miles from Ardmore Film Studios. See more »

Quotes

Sir Charles Ferguson: Mummy left me the most extraordinary amount of phenobarbital.
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Love Is the Sweetest Thing
Performed by Al Bowlly
Music and Lyrics by Ray Noble
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Great acting, fascinating script..
19 November 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The undoubted highlight of this movie is Peter O'Toole's performance. In turn wildly comical and terribly terribly tragic. Does anybody do it better than O'Toole? I don't think so. What a great face that man has!

The story is an odd one and quite disturbing and emotionally intense in parts (especially toward the end) but it is also oddly touching and does succeed on many levels. However, I felt the film basically revolved around Peter O'Toole's luminous performance and I'm sure I wouldn't have enjoyed it even half as much if he hadn't been in it.


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