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A Brother's Love (2019)

La femme de mon frère (original title)
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Sophia, an unemployed academic, is forced to change the way she thinks and lives her life when Karim, her beloved brother, falls in love.

Director:

Monia Chokri

Writers:

Monia Chokri, François Choquet (collaboration)
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Anne-Élisabeth Bossé ... Sophia / sister
Patrick Hivon ... Karim / brother
Evelyne Brochu ... Eloïse / Karim's Girlfriend
Sasson Gabai ... Hichem
Micheline Bernard ... Lucie
Mani Soleymanlou ... Jasmin
Magalie Lépine Blondeau ... Anabelle Lajoie
Niels Schneider ... Alex
Noah Parker ... Steeve «Stick» Caron
Amélie Dallaire Amélie Dallaire ... Mireille
Marie Brassard ... Lise Poitras
Paul Savoie ... Paul Sauveur
Maurice de Kinder Maurice de Kinder ... Gilles St-Jacques
Kimberly Laferriere ... Julia
Mylène Mackay ... Emilie
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Storyline

Brilliant Sophia, 35, has just completed her doctorate. Unfortunately, she does not succeed in obtaining the position to which she aspired at university. She therefore finds herself unemployed. She then moves to her brother, Karim, an inveterate seducer. Both unmarried, they have a fusional, close and codependent relationship that seems indestructible. Things get complicated when he falls madly in love with Eloisea, Sophia's pretty gynecologist. Sophia will react very badly to the fact that her beloved brother is no longer as present for her as before. Introspection is essential for the young graduate. Written by Cinoche

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The ice-skating scene near the beginning and the boating scene at the end happen in the same place, Beaver Lake, on Montreal's Mount Royal. See more »

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Chokri stretched the plot too thin
13 November 2020 | by JanuszMalolepszySee all my reviews

Cuts and framing were odd but good, they worked with the mood of the film. The main big argument between the two siblings was fantastically absurd and hilarious. Overall, it looks like Chokri picked up influences from Dolan, who was very obviously influenced by Godard. Very much like Dolan's 'It's Only the End of the World', the film attempted to be too many things and lacked the self awareness of Godard to be anything but shallow. The film touched upon quite a few serious topics such as politics, communism, the absurdity of being overeducated but lacking experience, sibling relationship, an unstable family, death, drugs, insecurity and jealousy. Many topics are touched upon and insinuated, but none of them are explored properly in depth, making the film quite pretentious. So many questions are asked but none are answered. Suddenly all of Sophia's problems seem to have vanished once she fell in love and found a job. The film's ending shows a terribly naive perspective.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 June 2019 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$59,438, 9 June 2019

Gross USA:

$539,524

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,671,969
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Metafilms, Telefilm See more »
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1.66 : 1
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