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Brother (2016)

Broer (original title)
The extravagantly rich Grace wants to revive a 20-year old love affair. Mark travels to Ireland, together with pushy Ronnie and pretends to be his deceased brother Michel.

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Geoffrey Enthoven
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Cast

Credited cast:
Koen De Bouw ... Mark
Titus De Voogdt ... Ronnie
Koen De Graeve ... Michel
Udo Kier ... Frank Solek
Alison Doody ... Grace
Elva Trill ... Trisha Venice
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
R. Kan Albay R. Kan Albay ... Van Sandt
Brenda Brooks Brenda Brooks ... Nurse price
Áine de Siún Áine de Siún ... Ilaria
Ger Kelly Ger Kelly ... Male Nurse
Enda Oates ... Dr. Mandel
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The extravagantly rich Grace wants to revive a 20-year old love affair. Mark travels to Ireland, together with pushy Ronnie and pretends to be his deceased brother Michel. Mark still wants to steal his money and lover, posthumously take revenge on his brother who he hates so much.

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Belgium | Ireland

Release Date:

20 January 2016 (Belgium) See more »

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Winnipeg See more »

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Belgium See more »

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$508,647
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Fobic Films, Telegael See more »
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Yes but also no
23 October 2017 | by tim-vanlaereSee all my reviews

Recently I dared to watch this movie, "brother", as I wanted to be wrong about Flemish cinema. As it always seems to be a bit blazé and more hype and sustenance.

This movie, as all Flemish movies, caused a huge buzz and they build up suspense and every Flemish will dutiful watch it after the celebrity train has came through one of the few towns. Rushing all from the villages to be "part of the buzz" and talk about this "great movie such and such socialite has made" on the workfloor. It's nearly a cultural event.

It soon became crystal clear what was attempted but then the dialogues are lame AT BEST. The acting is bland and feels amateurish. The atmospheres are well put in scene, but then the cinemagraphic filters fail so it looks like your next-door teenager did a film project without the material. Which is a shame. You see the car driving but the shots are so limited you really can see "they rented this car, drove it over this road from a fixed point for 10 meters". With todays' accessible technology this is unforgivable.

The decors, the few they have were well dressed but are few and short. It makes the universe seem very claustrophobic or filmed in a very small space. I think this is again because of the way it has been filmed making it feel claustrophobic.

Then the dialogues: the timing is off. The "dramatic pauses" feel more like the actors don't know what is going on and cannot envision the scene. Or they are so into their mindspace "proving they can do drama" but then overact (or underact). Which breaks any credible flow between the characters and feels like a communion boy reading the paragraph in church. So it looks like they wait for someone to say "ok, say your line WITH AS LITTLE EMOTION POSSIBLE". It's bland, and took away any potential to get sucked into the movie and feel for the characters.

As soon the plot became clear I've been long checked out and reasoned the FLemish movie scene is for the Clouseau fans of this world. And that's that. A hugely gravely wasted potential with an inflated hype and selfimportant figures that cannot deliver. Maybe netflix will gladly broadcast this film.


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