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Brothers of the Head (2005)

R | | Drama, Music | 6 October 2006 (UK)
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In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.

Directors:

Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe

Writers:

Brian Aldiss (novel), Tony Grisoni (screenplay)
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Pryce ... Henry Couling
John Simm ... Boatman
Ken Russell ... Himself
James Greene ... Brian Aldiss
Elizabeth Rider ... Roberta Howe
Luke Wagner Luke Wagner ... Young Zak
Anna Nygh Anna Nygh ... Zak's Mum / Rita Bedderwick
Howard Attfield Howard Attfield ... Zak Bedderwick
Sean Harris ... Nick Sidney
Edward Hogg ... Chris Dervish (as Ed Hogg)
Bryan Dick ... Paul Day - 1970's
Nicholas Millard Nicholas Millard ... Tubs
David Kennedy ... Paul Day - Present day
Ken Bones ... Henry Couling
Jane Horrocks ... Roberta Howe
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Storyline

In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

For some people... Rock & Roll was always a freak show.

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Até Que a Morte os Separe See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,794, 4 August 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$44,978, 15 October 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debuts of brothers Harry Treadaway' and Luke Treadaway'. See more »

Quotes

Barry Howe: What are you writing about?
Laura Ashworth - 1970's: Well, you guys specifically.
Barry Howe: What about us?
Laura Ashworth - 1970's: Well, you know, you're kind of... you know, you're different. Young and exciting.
Barry Howe: Young, exciting, what else? Give me a- give me a third.
Laura Ashworth - 1970's: Listen, I'm actually writing an article about exploitation of the physically impaired.
Barry Howe: [long pause] Speak to Tubbs, he's got a dodgy ankle.
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References Women in Love (1969) See more »

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Great Potential Not Quite Realized
3 July 2006 | by magicbandgeekSee all my reviews

When I viewed the catalog for the Cleveland International Film Festival, Brothers of the Head was the first film I decided I wanted to see. It had all the potential of being a great rock movie with an interesting twist. The film itself was not completely what I had expected. The storyline was interesting and unusual. The music was humorous. The acting was great. The cinematography was excellent, especially during dream sequences that appear throughout the story. The one problem with this film, which has the potential to destroy the entire experience for the viewer, is its faux-documentary style. The writing was obviously intended to give a third person narration of the boys' life so that it is more dark and tragic. In this way, it is absolutely effective, especially at the conclusion of the film. However, it slows the beginning and keeps the viewer from being pulled in at the start. Many viewers in Cleveland found that this kept them from enjoying the rest of the film. It is sad that such an unusual film may not meet its full potential because of not-quite-there writing.


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