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Two Brothers (2004)

Deux frères (original title)
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Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be reunited years later as enemies by an explorer (Pearce) who inadvertently forces them to fight each other.

Writers:

Alain Godard (scenario), Jean-Jacques Annaud (scenario) | 2 more credits »
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Pearce ... Aidan McRory
Jean-Claude Dreyfus ... Administrator Eugene Normandin
Freddie Highmore ... Raoul Normandin
Oanh Nguyen ... His Excellency
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu ... Mrs. Normandin
Moussa Maaskri ... Saladin
Vincent Scarito Vincent Scarito ... Zerbino
Maï Anh Le Maï Anh Le ... Naï-Rea
Jaran 'See Tao' Petcharoen Jaran 'See Tao' Petcharoen ... The Village Chief (as Jaran Phetjareon 'Sitao')
Stéphanie Lagarde Stéphanie Lagarde ... Miss Paulette
Bernard Flavien Bernard Flavien ... His Excellency's Majordomo
Annop Varapanya Annop Varapanya ... Sergent Van Tranh
David Gant ... Auctioneer
Teerawat Mulvilai Teerawat Mulvilai ... Verlaine (as Teerawat Mulvilai 'Ka-Nge')
Somjin Chimwong Somjin Chimwong ... Napoleon (as Somjin Chimwong 'Nen')
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Storyline

1920s Indochina. In the wild, a pair of adult tigers have just had a litter of two male cubs. It is a loving family unit, with the two brothers having a bond through their adventurous spirit. In different incidents, the cubs are captured individually, and although both in captivity live very different lives. Their individual captures were directly or indirectly associated with the work of Aidan McRory, a treasure and big game hunter, whose main goal is to make as much money for himself by selling his largely illegally obtained artifacts and animal parts at auction in Europe. Through the process, he has an emotional connection with one of the cubs, who is eventually named Kumal, but of who he eventually loses track. The cubs' lives are affected negatively by a number of other people who are working solely toward their own end goals, but the other cub, who is eventually named Sangha, also makes an emotional human connection to a young boy named Raoul Normandin, the son of the area ... Written by Huggo

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Two infant tiger cubs, separated from their parents and each other. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France | UK

Language:

English | Thai | French

Release Date:

25 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Brothers See more »

Filming Locations:

Beng Mealea, Cambodia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€59,660,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,647,859 (France), 16 April 2004

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,144,160, 27 June 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,947,630, 15 August 2004
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

All the tiger noises are genuine. Tigers are naturally quite vocal and make an array of different sounds. See more »

Goofs

The opening shot of the movie has a Toco Toucan in it and the movie is set in Cambodia. The Toco Toucan is native to South America. See more »

Quotes

Administrator Normandin: Bravo! As your excellency's father always said, "One shot, one kill." With you, it's pfft-bang! Straight as an arrow!
His Excellency: Straight as your road through the sacred jungles of my ancestors.
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Referenced in Une américaine à Paris (2005) See more »

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El gato montés
Composed by Manuel Penella
(c) Editions J Garzon
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The cubs
28 February 2006 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Jean-Jacques Annaud's films always showcases animals doing extremely amazing things, which is why they are so enjoyable. While this is a film better seen by children of certain age group, it's not a Disney product, and parents should be aware of that fact. Some comments in this IMDb forum criticize the film makers for what they perceive was a marketing ploy that targeted the movie to small children. Perhaps the people that promoted the film are to be blamed for that, or maybe Mr. Annaud was targeting the film for a more mature audience.

"Two Brothers" is a story about two tigers that are separated at a young stage of their lives, while their parents are killed by people that loved to engage in this type of hunting. The two little cubs are about the best in the film as one see them getting in all kinds of adventures in the first part of the film.

The story behind the animals serves the film as it provides an accessible background as it illustrates the inter action between humans and animals. Guy Pearce and Freddie Highmore are seen in the film as Aidan and Raoul. Freddie Highmore is a child actor with an expressive face that shows a child of great intelligence without any trace of ego.

As Mr. Annaud proved with "The Bear", he has a good eye for involving the animals in his stories about them with surprising results.


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