Broderskab (Brotherhood)
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Olive Films is proud to present the US theatrical release of BROTHERHOOD, a film by Nicolo Donato (his feature film debut). Winner of the Best Film prize at the 2009 Rome Film Festival, BROTHERHOOD, a gay neo-Nazi drama, will open at the Cinema Village in New York on August 6 and at Laemmle Sunset 5 in Los Angeles on August 20. Other cities will follow. When Lars (Thure Lindhardt) is cheated out of promotion to a sergeant, following rumors about his unbecoming behavior towards some of his men, he decides to leave the army. Back home, his overly proper suburban parents succeed in driving him… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An unsparing neo-noir with the structure and inevitability of classic drama..."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Sounds trashy, sounds silly, but first-time director Nicolo Donato, who wrote the screenplay with Rasmus Birch, and a superb ensemble refuse to wink, resulting in a film that constantly subverts expectation."
‑ Chuck Wilson, Village Voice
"The characters in Nicolo Donato's Brotherhood are the most hateful sort. ... Yet the Danish director manages to elicit sympathy for his leading men."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Moving Pictures Magazine
"This movie does the impossible. Make a gay neo-Nazi lead character sympathetic in a blend of "Brokeback Mountain" and "Made in Britain"."
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Within the group, the confusion between rough, homoerotic fellowship among straight men and homosexuality (or the threat of it) sets up a paranoid electric charge."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"A compelling look at Denmark's hidden race issues and proves to be a stunning, teary-eyed romance between the most unlikely of characters"
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"The love that dare not speak between two neo-Nazis, and are we really supposed to care?"
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"This tedious, occasionally risible melodrama is a clumsily unconvincing portrait of gay romance in a neo-fascist underworld."
‑ Bill Weber, Slant Magazine
"Adding hot naked men to a predictable narrative doesn't equal titillating or taboo; it just means you've dressed up a messy melodrama."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"The acts of violence and hatred they commit are so appalling, that by the film's inevitable tragic end, I was unable to muster the requisite sympathy."
‑ Marcy Dermansky, About.com
"As the film speeds along, it suggests but never satisfactorily answers why someone as intelligent and eloquent (let alone possibly gay) as Lars would hang out with a bunch of white supremacists."
‑ Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com
"True love seldom runs smoothly, especially in Denmark. Just ask Hamlet. And in Nicolo Donato's discerning Brotherhood, an exploration of the rebirth of the Danish National Socialist Movement, romance has an especially difficult path to tread."
‑ Brandon Judell, CultureCatch
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