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Son frère (2003)

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 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,802, 4 April 2004

Gross USA:

$22,834

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$131,195
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Sleep
Performed by Marianne Faithfull
Written by Marianne Faithfull, Frank McGuinness (as Frank McGuiness), Angelo Badalamenti
© ANLON MUSIC Co. (P) 1995 ISLAND RECORDS INC.
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Poem about love
21 April 2007 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

The other like part of yourself. Shadows of past and a fragile present. Fear, emotions and long expectation. And the pain like moral mirror.

A meditation-film. Beach, sea and a hospital. Blood-sick and an ambiguous form of love. Questions, illusions, slices of hate and way of survive. A strange passing and subtle exploration of relation between brothers.

Depressing images and circles of freedom. Nooks of gestures and aspects of reality like symbols of fiction. Compasion like only instrument to define the rules of strange and cold universes. And colors of sentiments essence.

The end of film marks the last words of a subtle poem. The shadow of ataraxia after a long trip, taste of peace after a terrible fight, touch of new images and possibilities after a powerful interior tempest.


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