|Starring:||Rebecca Løgstrup, Connie Nielsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Ulrich Thomsen, Sarah Juel Werner, Bent Mejding, Solbjørg Højfeldt|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
|Collections:||Challenging Cinema, Nordic Drama|
|Run time:||1 hour 50 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Sep 2010|
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Another Danish masterpieceBy Maria Dumas from London , 09 May 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]In Denmark Susanne Bier is best known for her comedy 'The One and Only' but since Brothers were released she has shown the world that she is also an excellent director when it comes to doing drama. Brothers is an honest film about family bonds, love and crisis. The emotions are raw, the dialogue unforgiving and the actors' performances brilliant. Note: Ulrich Jensen from Festen (the Celebration) and a small role in Die Another Day. Nikolaj Lie Kaas from Reconstruction and Connie Nielsen from Gladiator. This is her first film in Danish and outside of Hollywood - and she delivers a fantastic performance. If this is your first Danish film it is an excellent choice and I am sure that you will be looking for more films from this small Scandinavian country with a massive gift for cinema.
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O Brother Where Art Thou?By buffyrules (367 reviews) from southend on sea , 12 Nov 2013Another gripping film from Bier. She is very good at conveying emotion in her characters but here there is a character that was slightly let down by some strange writing. Despite this the film is strong and compelling but not her best.
Beware of cheap (American) copiesBy RickBoston (20 reviews) , 30 Sep 2013A gripping film from start to finish. Believable characters and plot. Really got me thinking about what could happen if someone was declared dead then found alive months or even years later. bereavement is a long process and it is difficult to imagine how you would feel if the person then came back. Also gives an insight into this from the viewpoint of the person who 'died'. I know the Americans tried to copy this and released their poor copy in 2009 but this is ten times better. the only thing the Americans changed was the ending. And in the American copy the ending is far less believable.
Totally believableBy yesterdayman (44 reviews) , 28 Aug 2013Great film depicting how people in unique situations do not always react as we would predict - totally believable throughout with an ending that did justice to what had gone before
Brothers - a fine filmBy a customer , 10 Aug 2013This is an excellent film. Connie Nielson is a beautiful and intelligent actress and she brought a power and sensitivity to her role that should win awards. The story/background/situation felt totally real, it involved and engrossed me to the very end, showing a side to war (any war) that is often forgotten or disregarded, to our peril.
reviewed in twenty wordsBy pablocapaldi (81 reviews) , 02 Jun 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]very enjoyable, challenging film causing you to think about the subject matter carefully which, I'm sure, was the directors intent