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Brotherhood (2009)

Broderskab (original title)
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Former Danish servicemen Lars and Jimmy are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when it's discovered.

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Nicolo Donato
3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thure Lindhardt ... Lars
David Dencik ... Jimmy
Nicolas Bro ... Tykke
Morten Holst ... Patrick
Hanne Hedelund Hanne Hedelund ... Moderen
Lars Simonsen ... Faderen
Anders Heinrichsen ... Lasse
Jon Lange ... Bo
Lena Bjørn Lena Bjørn ... Sygeplejerske
Claus Flygare ... Ebbe
Signe Egholm Olsen ... Karina
Martin Metz Martin Metz ... Jonas
Johannes Lassen ... Kenneth
Peter Plaugborg Peter Plaugborg ... Sergent
Michael Grønnemose Michael Grønnemose ... Laust
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Storyline

Former Danish servicemen Lars and Jimmy are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through grudging admiration to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when their illicit relationship is uncovered. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some violence and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Connections

Spoofed in Live fra Bremen: Episode #1.4 (2009) See more »

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Brotherhood 2
Music by Simon Brenting and Jesper Mechlenburg
(p) & © 2013 Gateway Music / Mechlenburg Music
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Strongly acted, very moving
22 June 2011 | by ekurrin00See all my reviews

I rarely take the time to sit down and write a review after watching movies, but for Brotherhood I opted to make an exception. This movie was so wonderfully composed I hardly know where to begin. It had everything I look for in a movie, depth, superb acting, chemistry between characters, intriguing/thought provoking plot, and a well-choreographed cinematography.

Let's just start with the two main characters, Lars and Jimmy. I mentioned already that the two of them had great chemistry, and nowhere is that more apparent then in scenes where the two of them become intimate. There is a wonderful tenderness between the two that is communicated simply through body language and fleeting glances. You can tell exactly what they're thinking about one another with every glance.... the fear, hesitation, longing, it's all said without words. Beautifully done.

What makes the relationship between Lars and Jimmy even more striking is by having it take place against the backdrop of the intolerant Neo-Nazi organization that both men belong to. It adds a whole new sense of irony and suspense to the story, while also casting a looming sense of foreboding over their entire relationship.

You just know after watching the beginning scene (in which a gay man is brutally beaten into hospitalization by the brotherhood), that something terrible is going to happen to Jimmy and Lars if anyone ever finds out. I found myself biting my nails through the whole movie just hoping that they'd avoid that type of situation.

Unfortunately, there is a fair bit of violence at the end, but perhaps not from places you might expect it from initially. In any case, I felt more or less content with how the director chose to resolve the film. He didn't pretty anything up for us or give us a fairytale ending by any means, but he didn't completely crush our spirits either.

What he did do was deliver us a movie that was both deeply moving and tragically human. Mistakes were made, pain was delivered, betrayals were made, but intertwined throughout all the bad, there was beauty, compassion, acceptance, and love. It was a great movie and I would definitely recommend it to others without hesitation.

My one qualm with this movie has to do with Jimmy's background story. I would have liked just a bit more information as to what really motivated him to join the Aryan Brotherhood in the first place. Other than that, it was wonderful!


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Country:

Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

6 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Svendborg, Fyn, Denmark See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,341, 8 August 2010

Gross USA:

$8,979

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,887
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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