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Brothers of the Head (2005)

R  |   |  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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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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Plot Keywords:

twin | siamese twins | sex | 1970s | x ray | See All (122) »

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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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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Quotes

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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Treadaway brothers superb; great cinematography and music.
7 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An incredible debut by Harry and Luke Treadaway, who steal the show in a pretty distinguished cast. I can't imagine better casting - the directors can have scarcely believed their luck.

Excellent music, well-performed and never false or embarrassing. If Chryssie Hynde voted for this movie as a judge at some film festival (Edinburgh?) then it shows the music works well.

Brilliant cinematography by a master of the art.

Some of the interviews with doctors (and the girl journalist, who is otherwise pretty good) felt a bit contrived; the American doc film-maker too doesn't quite ring true. Ken Russell, on the other hand, is completely believable.

It's not the greatest film ever, but it's very well worth seeing, and not just for that remarkable debut by the brothers.


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