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27 August 2004 (Denmark) See more »
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Two brothers must negotiate changing roles and shifting family dynamics when one is sent to war in Afghanistan. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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13 wins & 21 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Connie Nielsen ... Sarah

Ulrich Thomsen ... Michael

Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Jannik
Sarah Juel Werner ... Natalia
Rebecca Løgstrup ... Camilla (as Rebecca Løgstrup Soltau)
Bent Mejding ... Henning
Solbjørg Højfeldt ... Else
Niels Olsen ... Allentoft
Paw Henriksen ... Niels Peter
Lars Hjortshøj ... Preben 2
Lars Ranthe ... Preben 1
André Babikian ... Nadeem
Lene Maria Christensen ... J. Solvej

Laura Bro ... Ditte
Henrik Koefoed ... Bartender
Tom Mannion ... Miles
Kae Bahar ... Makmuhd (as Karzan Sherabayani)

Waleed Elgadi ... Samial-Tariq, Afghanistan (as William El-Gardi)
Alex Caan ... Farid, Afghanistan

Sam Vincenti ... Wisam, Afghanistan
Hossein Karimbeik ... Hossein, Afghanistan

Hassani Shapi ... Hassan Afghanistan
Bjarne Antonisen ... Fåborg

Morten Kirkskov ... Officer 1
Claus Flygare ... Officer 2
Niels Lund Boesen ... Fængselsbetjent 1
Morten Hebsgaard ... Fængselsbetjent 2
Michael Asmussen ... Politibetjent 1

Rasmus Botoft ... Politibetjent 2

Alexis Rodney ... US-soldat 1

Philip Bulcock ... US-soldat 1

Thomas Magnussen ... Radartekniker
Scott Farrell ... Engelsk militærlæge
Tobias Theodor Caspersen ... Gustav
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thorbjørn Hein ... Royal Guard Officer in church (uncredited)
Maj-Britt Mathiesen ... Sygeplejerske (uncredited)
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Directed by
Susanne Bier 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Susanne Bier  story
Anders Thomas Jensen  story

Produced by
Anna Anthony .... co-producer
Karen Bentzon .... line producer
Gillian Berrie .... co-producer
Malte Forssell .... co-producer
Peter Garde .... executive producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen .... producer
Sisse Graum Jørgensen .... producer (as Sisse Graum Olsen)
Per Nielsen .... consulting producer
Sofie Saxild .... assistant producer
Aagot Skjeldal .... co-producer
Jaume Vilalta .... producer: Spain
 
Original Music by
Johan Söderqvist 
 
Cinematography by
Morten Søborg 
 
Film Editing by
Pernille Bech Christensen 
Adam Nielsen 
 
Casting by
Des Hamilton 
Lene Seested 
Jette Termann 
 
Production Design by
Viggo Bentzon 
 
Set Decoration by
Lene Ejlersen 
 
Costume Design by
Signe Sejlund 
 
Makeup Department
Morten Jacobsen .... special makeup effects artist
Charlotte Laustsen .... makeup artist
Anne Cathrine Sauerberg .... key makeup artist (as Anne-Cathrine Sauerberg)
 
Production Management
William Knuttel .... production manager
Ingrid Kofoed .... production manager
Pia Nielsen .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henrik Henziger .... second assistant director: Spain
Joakim Höglund .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Ivar Baungaard .... prop master
Tone Bonnén .... prop master
Fernando Contreras .... construction coordinator: Spain
Lars Fog-Møller .... chief props
Henrik Hjørnholm .... props assistant
Veronica Hodges .... prop master
Magnus Kasting .... props assistant
Niels Mølgaard .... props assistant
Søren Skjær .... assistant production designer: Spain
 
Sound Department
Kristian Eidnes Andersen .... sound editor
Jean-Michel Beranger .... french dubbing mixer
Per Dybdahl .... sound assistant
Anne Jensen .... sound designer
Kasper Munck-Hansen .... assistant sound designer
Julien Naudin .... foley artist
John Nielsen .... boom operator
Eddie Simonsen .... B-sound designer
Per Streit .... sound designer
Per Streit .... sound
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Reyes Abades .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Søren Buus .... lead 3D animator
Peter Hjorth .... visual effects supervisor
Dan Konzior .... color grader
Rasmus Lange .... visual effects designer
Justin Legg .... online and effects
Nanna Mailand-Mercado .... visual effects producer
Tine Nikali .... particles & volumetrics animator
Mads Nybo Jørgensen .... online and effects
Richard Pilmore .... filter settings
Søren Tomas .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Hans Peter Ludvigsen .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Erik Aavatsmark .... still photographer
Stine Hein .... lighting technician
Mikael Kort Kristensen .... grip
Morten Nybø .... lighting technician (as Morten Nyboe)
Michael Rosenløv Jensen .... first assistant camera
Otto Stenov .... light design
Peter Daniel Zeuthen .... clapper loader
 
Casting Department
Paco Cañizares .... casting: Spain
Kahleen Crawford .... additional casting: UK
Des Hamilton .... additional casting: UK
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne-Dorthe Eskildsen .... costume design assistant
Maj-Britt Velling .... costume design assistant
 
Editorial Department
Anne Katrine Andersen .... post-production coordinator
Torben Ager Andersen .... assistant editor (as Torben Andersen)
Thomas Caspersen .... telecine operator
Carsten Dyhr .... assistant editor
Mette Høst Hansen .... post-production coordinator
Peter Harry .... assistant to editor
Julie Klitgaard .... post-production coordinator
Jacob Thuesen .... trailer editor
Mette Walter .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Mikkel Maltha .... music coordinator
Joakim Milder .... orchestrator
Eddie Simonsen .... music mixer
Paul Talkington .... musical director
 
Other crew
Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm .... production assistant (as Samanou Acheche)
Beth Allan .... production assistant
Fernando Alonso .... location manager: Spain
Anders Barlebo .... production coordinator
Mikael Colville-Andersen .... script translator
Carrie Comerford .... production executive
Linda Daae .... continuity
Lars Dela .... technical consultant
Anna Duffield .... assistant to producer: UK
Thomas Engedal Sørensen .... production assistant
Vanessa Fröchen .... press attache: France
Christina Gurewitsch .... personal assistant: Connie Nielsen
Jarl Axel Hansen .... production assistant
Vanessa Jerrom .... press attache: France
Fereshta Kazemi .... voice-over
Ann Køj .... accountant: Denmark
Jacob-Ole Remming .... runner
Morten Rosenmeier .... runner
Carsten Sparwath .... location scout
Sanni Sylvester .... production coordinator
Astrid Søndberg .... production assistant
Malina Terkelsen .... production assistant
Keld Thaarup .... voice coach
Isabel Tulloch .... accountant: UK
Michael Tøt .... production assistant
Tomás Urbán .... weapons master: Spain
Ann Vognsen .... accountant: Denmark (as Anse Vognsen)
Claire Vorger .... press attache: France (redux version )
Sarah Wells .... accountant: UK
Paul Wilson .... title graphic design
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Brødre" - Denmark (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity
Runtime:
117 min
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Trivia:
French visa # 114270.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the argument in the girls' room before the funeral, the time on the alarm clock in the background jumps ahead by several minutes between shots.See more »
Quotes:
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Beauty and the Beast (1991)See more »

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38 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Parallel stories, synchronized storytelling, 11 July 2005
Author: Diand from Amsterdam

It's rare to find a movie with a meaningful, political context that is also good drama. Brødre / Brothers has two interwoven story lines: one about the relationship between two brothers, the other about the difference between comfortable Western civilizations sending out soldiers to various missions and the actual war zones. These stories mirror each other and both brothers change roles during the movie: One starts in prison, the other ends up there; one is a family man; the other takes over this role after his brother's death. There is a nice ending, but I find that the only element not fitting the overall structure.

I like this also because it is well edited. Synchronization of images is used to tell the story of Michael in Afghanistan and Sarah in Denmark. Frequently a shot of Afghanistan is shown and directly followed by the same shot in Denmark: looking at a road, from a bus or car, etc.

Initially rhythm is established through a central 'Afghan' theme song. Once the characters are established in our minds, the acting takes over. I'm still wondering why Danish actors (and Scandinavian actors in general) are so good in what they do: Is that a compulsory subject in primary school there because even the children act so unbelievably natural.

The ethical dilemmas facing soldiers are well presented. Michael first has to demonstrate how a launcher works, knowing it will be used against his own people. Then comes the ultimate decision. The traumas he faces are real and reminded me of actual, similar stories of soldiers returning from Bosnia, Afghanistan or Iraq.

Susanne Bier has come out of the Dogme-movement as one of the better directors. In a world with not that many (talented) female directors she is someone to be cherished.

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