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Two brothers with a problematic relationship in the past, find together again when the elder one gets a dangerous disease and asks his brother to accompany him to several doctors.



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Nathalie Boutefeu ...
Maurice Garrel ...
Le vieil homme
Catherine Ferran ...
Head Doctor
Antoinette Moya ...
La mère
Sylvain Jacques ...
Fred Ulysse ...
Le père
Robinson Stévenin ...
Claudine Benichou
Véronique Iafrate
Cathy Roudaut
Sabrina Fessan
Catherine Moulin
Sandrine Faccini


Thomas is slowly dying. He has accepted this and has decided to wait for his death on the coast, at the house where he spent his childhood. His imminent death will nevertheless cause catastrophe for those around him, forcing them to re-examine their own existence, and thus prompt change in the course of their own lives. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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10 September 2003 (France)  »

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Son Frère (His Brother)  »

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Performed by Marianne Faithfull
Written by Marianne Faithfull, Frank McGuinness (as Frank McGuiness), Angelo Badalamenti
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Poem about love
21 April 2007 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

The other like part of yourself. Shadows of past and a fragile present. Fear, emotions and long expectation. And the pain like moral mirror.

A meditation-film. Beach, sea and a hospital. Blood-sick and an ambiguous form of love. Questions, illusions, slices of hate and way of survive. A strange passing and subtle exploration of relation between brothers.

Depressing images and circles of freedom. Nooks of gestures and aspects of reality like symbols of fiction. Compasion like only instrument to define the rules of strange and cold universes. And colors of sentiments essence.

The end of film marks the last words of a subtle poem. The shadow of ataraxia after a long trip, taste of peace after a terrible fight, touch of new images and possibilities after a powerful interior tempest.

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