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Two brothers with a problematic relationship in the past, find together again when the elder one gets a dangerous disease and asks his brother to accompany him to several doctors.

Director:

Patrice Chéreau

Writers:

Philippe Besson (novel), Patrice Chéreau (scenario) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruno Todeschini ... Thomas
Éric Caravaca ... Luc
Nathalie Boutefeu ... Claire
Maurice Garrel ... Le vieil homme
Catherine Ferran Catherine Ferran ... Head Doctor
Antoinette Moya Antoinette Moya ... La mère
Sylvain Jacques Sylvain Jacques ... Vincent
Fred Ulysse Fred Ulysse ... Le père
Robinson Stévenin Robinson Stévenin ... Manuel
Claudine Benichou Claudine Benichou
Véronique Iafrate Véronique Iafrate
Cathy Roudaut Cathy Roudaut
Sabrina Fessan Sabrina Fessan
Catherine Moulin Catherine Moulin
Sandrine Faccini Sandrine Faccini
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Storyline

Thomas is slowly dying. He has accepted this and has decided to wait for his death on the coast, at the house where he spent his childhood. His imminent death will nevertheless cause catastrophe for those around him, forcing them to re-examine their own existence, and thus prompt change in the course of their own lives. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 September 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Son Frère (His Brother) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Performed by Marianne Faithfull
Written by Marianne Faithfull, Frank McGuinness (as Frank McGuiness), Angelo Badalamenti
© ANLON MUSIC Co. (P) 1995 ISLAND RECORDS INC.
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Universal Music Projets Spéciaux
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Disappointing
12 February 2003 | by The_Master_ElysiumSee all my reviews

Director Patrice Chereau, famous for many great films, made this movie. This, of course, let me hope that I would see a good film, at least. But no, this one is not. It is a slow film, and boring.

Two brothers with a problematic relationship in the past, find together again when the elder one gets a dangerous disease and asks his brother to accompany him to several doctors.

So far, so good: This could have been a typical French film about relationships. This could have been a sad tragedy, watching the one brother getting ill. This could have been a good movie, after all, because the acting is really good. But, I can only repeat: This is a boring, slow, far too long picture. The script is poor, and the directing uninspired. Very disappointing.


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