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Two Brothers (2004)

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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')


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Two infant tiger cubs, separated from their parents and each other. See more »

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)


$18,947,630 (USA) (13 August 2004)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Freddie Highmore wasn't allowed near any real tigers so shared his scenes with animatronic versions. See more »


The opening shot of the movie has a Toco Toucan in it and the movie is set in Cambodia. The Toco Toucan is native to South America. See more »


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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Two Brothers, an excellent movie
20 December 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Everyone should watch this movie, it is a touching story. Also, it portrays a great performances by the Tigers. All parents should take their kids to watch such movies, it will make them love and care for animals. It also creates very important environmental awareness too. The director seems a great person to make both "Two Brothers" and "The Bear". Both movies are on animals and the tragedies they come across. And they both make humans empathetic of animals. The two Tiger cubs were great actors, and made us sad with their helplessness in some parts. It makes us realise how innocent animals are. Two thumbs up for this movie!!

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