5.1/10
140
3 user 2 critic

The Night of the Brother (2005)

La noche del hermano (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 26 August 2005 (Spain)
Young man confronts family history horrors in rural drama.

Writers:

Josep Bonet (original idea by), Santiago García de Leániz (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Cornet ... Jaime
María Vázquez ... Maria
Pablo Rivero ... Álex
Icíar Bollaín ... Julia
Joan Dalmau ... Abuelo
Luis Tosar ... Lorenzo
José Ángel Egido ... Boluda
Antonio de la Torre ... Alcalde
Félix Cubero ... Policía
Elisabet Gelabert ... Marta
Marilyn Torres Marilyn Torres ... Camarera disco
Pedro Alonso ... Portero disco
José Ramón Guisado José Ramón Guisado ... Joyero
Cayetano Rivera Rocamora Cayetano Rivera Rocamora ... Notario
Silvia de Pé Silvia de Pé ... Enfermera
Learn more

More Like This 

Take My Eyes (2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

One winter night, Pilar runs away from home. With her, she takes only a few belongings and her son, Juan. Antonio soon sets out to look for her. He says Pilar is his sunshine, and what's more, "She gave him her eyes"...

Director: Icíar Bollaín
Stars: Laia Marull, Luis Tosar, Candela Peña
Even the Rain (2010)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.

Director: Icíar Bollaín
Stars: Gael García Bernal, Luis Tosar, Karra Elejalde
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

16 year-old Dario got away from home, running from his familiar hell. Luismi, his unconditional friend, Caralimpia, a poor loser in a winners suit and Antonia, an old lady who collects ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Guzmán
Stars: Miguel Herrán, Antonio Bachiller, Antonia Guzmán
The Apostle (2012)
Animation | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An escaped prison convict attempts to retrieve a loot hidden years ago in a lonely village. Sinister elders, strange disappearances, spirits, a peculiar priest and even the Archpriest of ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Cortizo
Stars: Carlos Blanco, Xosé Manuel Olveira 'Pico', Paul Naschy
Niño nadie (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Evelio, a physical education teacher, rejects the society in which he has lived, which is why he raises the great human questions about the meaning of life and tries to find a doctrine to ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Borau
Stars: Rafael Álvarez 'El Brujo', Icíar Bollaín, Josep Castillo Escalona
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Leo is immediately set adrift by his new found responsibilities as a single parent, a feeling that is made doubly distressing when Dafne, herself understandably confused and heartbroken by ... See full summary »

Director: Achero Mañas
Stars: Juan Diego Botto, José Luis Gómez, Ana Risueño
The Ministry of Time (TV Series 2015)
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A warrior from the 16th Century, the first female university student from the 19th Century, and a paramedic from the 21st Century join a secret agency to prevent people from changing Spanish history using time-traveling doors.

Stars: Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Juan Gea, Francesca Piñón
Edit

Storyline

The Night of the brother ("La Noche del Hermano") is a chiaroscuro tale in which the characters' not always explicit feelings cover the gamut from darkness to light through the thin line between love and fear. Because the events of life are often less astonishing than the way they are shown to us. Written by Producciones La Iguana s.l. (es)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Esa luz
Written by Luis Tosar and Santiago García de Leániz
See more »

User Reviews

 
pure and rare beauty
2 March 2007 | by helentroy2007See all my reviews

Difficult to classify, the film is made up with the best of elements from genres such as film noir and post existentialist western. Beautifully designed as a reflection of good and evil, it portraits a delicate metaphorical drama about fate and the right to accept it or not. Determined to stay away from empty modern trends, the film has elements of the Greek tragedy mixed with those of a dark psychological thriller while searching for the roots of good old cinematic narration. The story is full of echoes of considerable strength, a poignant atmosphere that springs from the underground raw violence that dominates the landscape it portraits and the characters that inhabit it. It combines subtlety and intensity with performances that reflect efficiently pain and sentimental contradiction. It is, no doubt, a rare and pure beauty for these times.


1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

26 August 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Night of the Brother See more »

Filming Locations:

Murcia, Spain

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,626
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed