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Brother's Shadow (2006)

Jake Groden is the black sheep of his family. Ankle deep in fish guts, he serves out his parole in Alaska. Then, after a decade of self-imposed exile, he is forced to return to his Brooklyn... See full summary »

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Todd S. Yellin
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Credited cast:
Scott Cohen ... Jake Groden
Katie Danziger Katie Danziger ... Woman in Black
Lisa Emery ... Sylvia
Ato Essandoh ... Soy
Robert Feeley Robert Feeley ... Dock Worker
Susan Floyd ... Emily
Marc Fogel Marc Fogel ... Dock worker
Judd Hirsch ... Leo Groden
Diane Kagan Diane Kagan ... Mrs. Quince
Elliot Korte Elliot Korte ... Adam Groden
Jerry Matz Jerry Matz ... Solomon
Donna Mitchell ... Judge
James Murtaugh ... Hank Stafford
Jay Patterson ... Alaskan Parole Officer
Toby Poser ... Susan
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Jake Groden is the black sheep of his family. Ankle deep in fish guts, he serves out his parole in Alaska. Then, after a decade of self-imposed exile, he is forced to return to his Brooklyn family. He soon discovers that his perfect brother, Michael is dead, and he begins trying to take what Michael had- a beautiful wife, adoring son, control of the family furniture business and the love of their gruff father. For Jake, the price of a new life is his identity. Written by anonymous

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English

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29 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Slow Surprise
Written & Performed by Chris Smither
Homunculus Music ASCAP, administered by Bug Music
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Superior film, seducing writers
29 May 2006 | by wheastSee all my reviews

Kudos to the writers of this film for creating a supremely engaging drama. The curious character development is indicative of a nuanced and well schooled writing team. The audience member cannot but help but to feel that (s)he must make wrenching emotional decisions pitting the cerebral against the libidinal. The viewer has an opportunity to develop the character herself, though her predictions are rarely validated.

Credit is also due to the filmmakers for breathing life into the setting. The wood-shop is transformed into a unique persona as the film unfolds, with its own traits, faults, a variety of highly charged relationships, and of course a fate inexorably tied to that of the other principals.

Make sure to catch this one at your local art-house.


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