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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.

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

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence | See all certifications »

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Details

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:

€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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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Animatronic tigers were used in any scene that might involve any real risk to the actors. Five full-size adult tigers were built for the film. 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: Where did you learn your English?
Naï-Rea: His Excellency asked the Australian priests to open a school here to teach us languages.
Aidan McRory: Well, I'm very impressed. What else did they teach you?
Naï-Rea: To beware of white men.
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Heartwrenching
26 June 2004 | by Deja_EntenduSee all my reviews

Two brothers is a uniquely great movie. Although some may criticize it for the depiction of cruelty to animals, the movie is not advocating cruelty or teaching kids wrong lessons. You begin to love the tigers from the very first second you see them on screen, and your heart breaks every time something happens to them. The movie isn't an insult to our species, it tells us and shows us how we have wronged nature in the past, and promotes us to fix our past transgressions. By seeing the cute (EXTREMELY cute) tigers harassed on screen, kids will definitely develop a passion for the conservation of wildlife and will develop a general humaneness towards other creatures. Although some scenes are disturbing and could scare children, the movie does a good job of keeping them interested, worried, and warmed in the end. Even though Guy Pearce delivers another sub-par performance, adults are not the stars of the film. This movie will definitely play with your emotions, and some may not be able to handle it, but be assured, the movie may leave you spent, but it'll leave you blissful. I enjoyed every second, from the warmth of the playing tigers cubs to the stabbing pain when any of them got hurt. I spent the credits with tears running down my face. If you are in touch with yourself, this movie will not disappoint.


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