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Two Brothers (2004)

Deux frères (original title)
Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be reunited years later as enemies by an explorer 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 ... 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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The acclaimed director of "The Bear" invites you to share their unforgettable journey home. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Shot over a period of five months. 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

Aidan McRory: Forgive me. Forgive me.
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Connections

Featured in The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 1 April 2008 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Plaisir d'amour
Written by Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian and Johann Martini (Jean-Paul Schwarzendorf 'Martini')
Arranged by Nick Cooper
(c) Pathe Film Production and Two Brothers Productions Limited
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A wonderful movie
27 December 2004 | by nfaust1See all my reviews

Am rarely moved to comment on what others say here, but Sarah from Canada's mindless and cynical response to TWO BROTHERS can't go unchallenged. Though far from perfect, I found this movie to be exceptionally entertaining on all accounts. Sarah claims there's no story, no characters, no moral ... on and on. Well, what she says is a complete crock: there is a story: it's about the two tiger brothers who are taken from their jungle home. The two main characters are not human, and I guess the fact that they don't have dialogue presented quite an obstacle for Sarah because she doesn't seem to have followed their story and its moral/ethical significance. Since the movie plays out like a fairy tale, realism here is not the point, hence the broad human characterizations. Rather, the most successful parts of the film allows us to view the world from the animals' eyes, and in doing so we experience their feelings, memories, and needs. I found this to be entertaining and at times quite moving. The film makers ennoble these tiger characters with such power and respect, I find it utterly mystifying that anyone could miss this as being the major point of the film. Please do not let negative comments like the ones from Sarah keep you from watching this terrific movie.


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Country:

France | UK

Language:

English | Thai | French

Release Date:

25 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Beng Mealea, Cambodia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR59,660,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,144,160, 27 June 2004

Gross USA:

$19,176,754

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,174,008
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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