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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

Writer:

Monia Chokri
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne-Élisabeth Bossé ... Sophia
Patrick Hivon ... Karim
Evelyne Brochu ... Eloïse
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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Sophia, an unemployed academic, is forced to change the way she thinks and lives her life when Karim, her beloved brother, falls in love.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 June 2019 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

A Brother's Love See more »

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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Production Co:

Metafilms, Telefilm See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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In the final scene, with the exception of the two main actors, all of the people shown in the row boats are played by real-life brother and sisters. See more »

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A moving and captivating movie
18 June 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

Yesterday evening, I saw this excellent film at a premiere in the presence of the director Monia Chokri and part of the film crew, within UGC Les Halles, in Paris. During her short presentation speech, she synthesized her film as an autofiction, the autobiographical part remaining undisclosed. She also seemed intimidated and touched by the presence of the audience, in a crowded movie theater.

This film is a cinematographic UFO with exquisite dialogues and endearing characters: Sophia (Monia?) has lived too long in the family cocoon, in total symbiosis with her brother Karim, and after a doctoral thesis of a blatant uselessness, she painfully finishes her adolescence at 35, awkwardly discovering that she must learn to live by herself and for herself, without her family, with a 10-year lateness somehow, the trigger event being the unexpected arrival of the gorgeous Eloise in the life of her brother.

A nice and elegant first movie from Monia Chokri, a young director with a great career ahead of her, undoubtedly.


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