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Brødre (2004)

Two brothers must negotiate changing roles and shifting family dynamics when one is sent to war in Afghanistan.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecca Løgstrup ...
Camilla (as Rebecca Løgstrup Soltau)
Solbjørg Højfeldt ...
Niels Olsen ...
Paw Henriksen ...
Niels Peter
Lars Hjortshøj ...
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Lars Ranthe ...
Preben 1
André Babikian ...
Lene Maria Christensen ...
J. Solvej
Henrik Koefoed ...


Michael has everything under control: a successful military career, a beautiful wife and two daughters. His younger brother Jannik is a drifter, living on the edge of the law. When Michael is sent to Afghanistan on a UN mission the balance between the two brothers changes forever. Michael is missing in action - presumed dead - and Sarah is comforted by Jannik, who against all odds shows himself capable of taking responsibility for both himself and the family. It soon becomes clear that their feelings have developed beyond mutual sympathy. When Michael comes home, traumatized by being held prisoner in the mountains of Afghanistan, nothing is the same... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | War

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Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 August 2004 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Brothers  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,161, 8 May 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$384,982, 14 August 2005
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Did You Know?


There's an American remake of this movie entitled Brothers (2009) starring Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Natalie Portman. See more »


In the rear passenger window when Henning gets in the car after the service. See more »


Michael: I will always love you. That is the only truth that remains. Life is neither right nor wrong, good or bad. But I love you. That's all I know.
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Remade as Brothers (2009) See more »

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This is a heavy one
15 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

It's not hard to classify this one--it's an intense psychological drama. Whatever mood you were in before you started, you are most likely to be in a somber mood at the end. Perhaps the less you know about the story the more it will involve you. This is one of those movies that makes you ask the questions, "What would I have done in that situation," and "How would I have lived with my decision."

The main thrust of the story is an intimate examination of how a tragedy affects family dynamics. Nature abhors a vacuum. Guilt, jealousy, and doubt drive this to an intense climax.

Parformances are first rate, particularly Connie Nielsen.

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