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Brotherly (2008)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama | 3 May 2008 (USA)
Based on a true story of two brothers in 1970s Ohio. It tells of their abandonment by their alcoholic parents and how the brothers turned to each other for support.

Director:

J.C. Oliva

Writer:

Joe Brouillette (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Kevin Fabian ... Paul
Malcolm McRae ... Young Paul
Mathis Fender ... Michael
Jonathan Robert Kaplan Jonathan Robert Kaplan ... Paul's Father (as Jonathan Kaplan)
Lisa Michel Lisa Michel ... Paul's Mother
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Based on a true story of two brothers in 1970s Ohio. It tells of their abandonment by their alcoholic parents and how the brothers turned to each other for support.

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Genres:

Short | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Soundtracks

Images II pour piano: Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fuit
by Claude Debussy
Performed by Philippe Entremont
Courtesy of Sony Classics
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a taboo
31 October 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

one of films who propose a choice to viewer. or only to ways. one - poetic, fragile, inspired images, insecure family and the links between brothers as refuge against alcoholic parents. the second, more delicate, is the incest. who could be explained in many manners. but who remains a taboo. and that does "Brotherly" a strange film. not only for subject but for the manner to show it. something missing, against nice photography, touching message. not only the presence of Paul in an interview room but the not comfortable scene of Michael depart. what is its meaning ? is it the source of interview ? sure, a good short movie uses the imagination of public. but, in this case, ambiguity is not exactly the right tool. I do not ignore the fact than the director has entire liberty to present what he wants. but the film remains an example of thin ice.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2008 (USA) See more »

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Kiros Pictures See more »
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