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Two Brothers (2004)

Deux frères (original title)
Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be reunited years later as enemies by an explorer (Pearce) who inadvertently forces them to fight each other.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Aidan McRory
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Administrator Eugene Normandin
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His Excellency
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu ...
Mrs. Normandin
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Saladin
Vincent Scarito ...
Zerbino
Maï Anh Le ...
Naï-Rea
Jaran 'See Tao' Petcharoen ...
The Village Chief (as Jaran Phetjareon 'Sitao')
Stéphanie Lagarde ...
Miss Paulette
Bernard Flavien ...
His Excellency's Majordomo
Annop Varapanya ...
Sergent Van Tranh
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Auctioneer
Teerawat Mulvilai ...
Verlaine (as Teerawat Mulvilai 'Ka-Nge')
Somjin Chimwong ...
Napoleon (as Somjin Chimwong 'Nen')
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1920s Indochina. In the wild, a pair of adult tigers have just had a litter of two male cubs. It is a loving family unit, with the two brothers having a bond through their adventurous spirit. In different incidents, the cubs are captured individually, and although both in captivity live very different lives. Their individual captures were directly or indirectly associated with the work of Aidan McRory, a treasure and big game hunter, whose main goal is to make as much money for himself by selling his largely illegally obtained artifacts and animal parts at auction in Europe. Through the process, he has an emotional connection with one of the cubs, who is eventually named Kumal, but of who he eventually loses track. The cubs' lives are affected negatively by a number of other people who are working solely toward their own end goals, but the other cub, who is eventually named Sangha, also makes an emotional human connection to a young boy named Raoul Normandin, the son of the area ... Written by Huggo

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The best of friends - whatever happens. See more »


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Rated PG for mild violence | See all certifications »

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25 June 2004 (USA)  »

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Budget:

€59,660,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,647,859 (France) (16 April 2004)

Gross:

$18,947,630 (USA) (13 August 2004)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The tigers sourced from France were shipped out to Cambodia a month before filming began to give them a chance to acclimatize to the humid environment. See more »

Goofs

As his Excellency is getting off the elephant, he walks down an Air France Stairway. Air France didn't exist until 1933. The movie takes place in the 1920s. See more »

Quotes

Aidan McRory: Where did you learn your English?
Naï-Rea: His Excellency asked the Australian priests to open a school here to teach us languages.
Aidan McRory: Well, I'm very impressed. What else did they teach you?
Naï-Rea: To beware of white men.
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Referenced in Caché (2005) See more »

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Plaisir d'amour
Written by Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian and Johann Martini (Jean-Paul Schwarzendorf 'Martini')
Arranged by Nick Cooper
(c) Pathe Film Production and Two Brothers Productions Limited
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Wonderful 100% old-style artwork! Remarkable mix with the modern technology.
9 May 2005 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

DISCLAIMER: This is my first movie review, so please excuse me, if it is not written well, including the fact that my English is not good.

I just finished viewing "Two Brothers". Honestly, I've never expected anymore to see a movie of that class.

What do I mean?

These days there are so much new movies, which is so wonderful, because so many people now have the chance to express themselves and do a movie, but not many of them know how to do it. There are people, who do know and there are people, which do have talent.

I still remember, when I saw "The Bear". Not much, but I do remember it really got me with it. Years ago, there were really movies, that had what to offer to the spectator. I still prefer more, the commercial movies, but do miss the real good cinema.

And so, few days back I was just watching around the rent-a-video club, when I saw the title. At first, though it is yet another action movie, until I saw the front cover. These days, adventure movies are rare. The director's name immediately grabbed my attention and really threw me thinking. Jean-Jacques Annaud did another adventure? I did not read the text on the cover, just was thinking to myself... These tigers really reminded me of "The Bear"... Was it a little nostalgia?

Whatever it was, it is wonderful. I do not remember myself enjoying so much, for a long time. The movie is appropriate for most ages, with good plot. Very slight mixture of this specific old-school fragrance and modern computer graphic effects. It is so precisely mixed, that at the beginning You will never realize is it real, You are watching or computer-made.

In fact, the movie, I think I may say so, is sort of a masterpiece, but since I am not very competent of the technical details, will not discuss them, except mentioning just in brief.

Wonderful graphics, exotic views, well mixed sound, good music, great story, interesting point of views... remarkable.

A thing to notice here, is that it did not made me remember just of "The Bear". Actually in the beginning I was thinking of "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes". Annaud spend big amount of time, exploring the relationships of the tigers, the tigers and the people, the people, the people and tigers. There are some very precisely dosed moments, showing the two tigers in perspectives, You would really love to explore. I just love the way he did it!

You will never realize how these 109 minutes will pass around You, so better stop reading this and go see it!

Have a good time!


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