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Brothers of the Head (2005)

 -  Drama | Music  -  6 October 2006 (UK)
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In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Henry Couling
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Boatman
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Himself
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Brian Aldiss
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Roberta Howe
Luke Wagner ...
Young Zak
Anna Nygh ...
Zak's Mum / Rita Bedderwick
Howard Attfield ...
Zak Bedderwick
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Nick Sidney
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Chris Dervish (as Ed Hogg)
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Paul Day - 1970's
Nicholas Millard ...
Tubs
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Paul Day - Present day
Ken Bones ...
Henry Couling
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Roberta Howe
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In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.

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twin | siamese twins | sex | 1970s | x ray | See more »

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For some people... Rock & Roll was always a freak show.

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Drama | Music

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Rated R for language, drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »
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6 October 2006 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Até Que a Morte os Separe  »

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$10,794 (USA) (4 August 2006)

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$44,978 (USA) (13 October 2006)
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Film debuts of brothers Harry Treadaway' and Luke Treadaway'. See more »

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Barry Howe: What are you writing about?
Laura Ashworth - 1970's: Well, you guys specifically.
Barry Howe: What about us?
Laura Ashworth - 1970's: Well, you know, you're kind of... you know, you're different. Young and exciting.
Barry Howe: Young, exciting, what else? Give me a- give me a third.
Laura Ashworth - 1970's: Listen, I'm actually writing an article about exploitation of the physically impaired.
Barry Howe: [long pause] Speak to Tubbs, he's got a dodgy ankle.
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Intimate portrayal of exploitation with respect to all parties involved
9 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some people seem confused as to whether they are supposed to take the film seriously or not. Perhaps such people are going into it thinking in terms of the standard mockumentary format, satirical in an obvious form of comedy. That is, taking an idea to the extreme version of itself to point out the irony on the subject matter. This concept is certainly taken to the extreme as any good satire, but it does not rely on humor to get this point across.

The approach used in this film is fresh and unique, exploring human exploitation without actually exploiting anyone. I was forced to look inside myself and find my own values and beliefs in this unconventional story and I commend the filmmakers for giving me the opportunity to do so. The messages are more subtle and require more participation than most satirical portrayals, so perhaps this is something people are not ready to do with this subject matter. If you think you might like a challenge, set yourself outside your comfort zone and see this movie. Decide for yourself, don't depend on the unfair opinions of those unprepared for the experience for what it is, not what they think it should be.


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