Brotherhood (Broderskab)
Brotherhood (Broderskab) (2010)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 6, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 30, 2010
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

An unsparing neo-noir with the structure and inevitability of classic drama...

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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice

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.

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Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine

The characters in Nicolo Donato's Brotherhood are the most hateful sort. ... Yet the Danish director manages to elicit sympathy for his leading men.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

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.

Glenn Dunks

A compelling look at Denmark's hidden race issues and proves to be a stunning, teary-eyed romance between the most unlikely of characters

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David Noh
Film Journal International

The love that dare not speak between two neo-Nazis, and are we really supposed to care?

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David Fear
Time Out

Adding hot naked men to a predictable narrative doesn't equal titillating or taboo; it just means you've dressed up a messy melodrama.

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Marcy Dermansky

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.

Kent Turner

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Jan Marc Macababayao
What makes of a real man? Brotherhood shares a secret of the discovery of a complicated shared intimacy in a hostile Neo-Nazi fellowship that effected betrayal,… More
William Dunmyer
"Brotherhood," a new film from Denmark, is a brilliantly acted, heart-wrenching drama about the complexities of the human heart. It has a bit of a… More
Sylvester Kuo
One of the most beautiful films I've ever seen, I loved it to bits. Everyone acted so well in the film, the story was cross over of American History X and… More