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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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Taglines:

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 »

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Trivia

To achieve some degree of performance from the tiger cubs, they were filmed shortly after they had been bottle-fed. This made the tigers more placid and amenable, prior to them falling asleep. See more »

Goofs

As his Excellency is getting off the elephant, he walks down an Air France Stairway. Air France didn't exist until 1933. The movie takes place in the 1920s. See more »

Quotes

Aidan McRory: Forgive me. Forgive me.
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Connections

Referenced in The 2004 NBA Finals (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

La Vergine degli Angeli
extract from "La forza del destino"
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Rosa Ponselle with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
(p) BMG Music
Courtesy of BMG France
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Great movie, fairy-tail plot, but that's not evident until the end.
16 September 2009 | by DeeDeex10See all my reviews

Started watching while doing something else & not paying too much attention, however within seconds, I was enthralled in the breathtakingly beautiful scenery, the characters, and yes, definitely the story! The story is there, so if Sarah from Canada doesn't see one, well, that's her loss.

I found myself talking to the cubs as they were trying to escape the hunters, roting them on, and yelling, "WOO HOO" when they finally escaped the danger.

The plight of these animals is all to real, unfortunately. If even one movie like this can help slow their extinction, then it's worth watching & becoming more involved with groups fighting for wildlife preservation.


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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:

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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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