Two Brothers (2004)
"Deux frères" (original title)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Family  |  25 June 2004 (USA)
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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:
Aidan McRory
Administrator Eugene Normandin
His Excellency
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu ...
Mrs. Normandin
Vincent Scarito ...
Maï Anh Le ...
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
Teerawat Mulvilai ...
Verlaine (as Teerawat Mulvilai 'Ka-Nge')
Somjin Chimwong ...
Napoleon (as Somjin Chimwong 'Nen')


Set not so long ago in a distant land, the film follows the adventures of twin tiger cubs--one shy and gentle, the other bold and fierce--who are born among the temple ruins of an exotic jungle. However, on a fateful day, the brothers are separated by fate. The bold brother is sold off to a circus, where homesickness and living in a cage rob him of his spirit. Meanwhile, the shy cub becomes the beloved companion of the governor's lonely young son, until an accident forces the family to give him away to a man who resolves to break his gentle nature and turn him into a fighter for sport. When they are fully grown the brothers find themselves reunited--but as forced enemies, pitted against each other. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 June 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Two Brothers  »

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Box Office


€59,660,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$2,506,633 (Japan) (8 October 2004)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


To achieve some degree of performance from the tiger cubs, they were filmed shortly after they had been bottle-fed. This made the tigers more placid and amenable, prior to them falling asleep. See more »


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 »


Aidan McRory: Forgive me. Forgive me.
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Referenced in The 2004 NBA Finals (2004) See more »


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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great movie
6 August 2005 | by (Trinidad and Tobago) – See all my reviews

OMG this is one of the best movies ever. I LOVE TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cried so much for this movie... my face was all red and I just couldn't stop crying! even for the happy parts... I think this movie gives out a great message ...(for hunters or people who actually live in a country where there are tigers or whatever) ...but even if you don't live somewhere near where tigers live... I'm sure there's something we can do to help and prevent them from becoming extinct! they're such beautiful creatures!! we should try to save them. Before I saw this movie I heard that it was crap... I didn't bother to see it when it was out in the cinema but today it was on TV so I wanted to see what it was about... I am SO glad that I saw this movie... I loved it... I wish that everyone could see this movie, and see how special it is. ~animal/tiger lover~

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