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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

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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Storyline

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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The best of friends - whatever happens. See more »


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Rated PG for mild violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 June 2004 (USA)  »

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Two Brothers  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€59,660,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Around 30 tigers were used for the film, most of them coming from French zoos and the rest from Thailand. 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 Une américaine à Paris (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

La Vergine degli Angeli
extract from "La forza del destino"
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Rosa Ponselle with Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
(p) BMG Music
Courtesy of BMG France
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A wonderful movie
27 December 2004 | by (Evansville, Indiana) – See all my reviews

Am rarely moved to comment on what others say here, but Sarah from Canada's mindless and cynical response to TWO BROTHERS can't go unchallenged. Though far from perfect, I found this movie to be exceptionally entertaining on all accounts. Sarah claims there's no story, no characters, no moral ... on and on. Well, what she says is a complete crock: there is a story: it's about the two tiger brothers who are taken from their jungle home. The two main characters are not human, and I guess the fact that they don't have dialogue presented quite an obstacle for Sarah because she doesn't seem to have followed their story and its moral/ethical significance. Since the movie plays out like a fairy tale, realism here is not the point, hence the broad human characterizations. Rather, the most successful parts of the film allows us to view the world from the animals' eyes, and in doing so we experience their feelings, memories, and needs. I found this to be entertaining and at times quite moving. The film makers ennoble these tiger characters with such power and respect, I find it utterly mystifying that anyone could miss this as being the major point of the film. Please do not let negative comments like the ones from Sarah keep you from watching this terrific movie.


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