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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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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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One of the problems about filming in Cambodia (apart from the humidity and the native fauna - like snakes) was the large number of landmines still in existence. 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: Forgive me. Forgive me.
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Referenced in The 2004 NBA Finals (2004) 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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Poignant film, hard to watch though
12 November 2004 | by (Milan, Italy) – See all my reviews

I actually don't know if I would take kids to see this film. Both I and my bf found it very difficult to watch all the hunting and killing scenes. While the film does not show any direct shots of lives being taken, it's very implicit and the movie does show carcasses and furs afterwards. I loved the story of the tiger "family" (even though I'm not so sure how realistic this is), but I honestly considered walking out of the theater due to the violence portrayed. That said, I think this film is VERY difficult for animal lovers (particularly those against hunting) to watch. Also, I think I would have appreciated a simple one line introduction regarding time and setting (unless I missed this or it was cut out of the EU version). I only knew it was set in Cambodia after reading the plot summary and I assume it was circa 1920-30's based on the costumes. Some background would have given the film a little more context in my opinion (Why were the French in Cambodia, and what was the this road they were trying to build?)


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