Son Frere
Son Frere (2004)

Patrice Chéreau, who directed the controversial Intimacy, returns with another story of a human relationship under difficult circumstances. Thomas (Bruno Todeschini) has been estranged from his brother Luc (Eric Caravaca) for several years,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 2, 2004
DVD Release Date: May 25, 2004
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

The movie brings disease back to metaphoric ground zero and, in the process, links the sick and the healthy in one significant but often overlooked manner: We're all prisoners of our own bodies.

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Eddie Cockrell

Both [Todeschini] and Caravaca do a great deal with very little histrionics to make auds care for two brothers who are clearly re-learning to appreciate their family ties, but who only rarely confront each other about their respective emotional journeys.

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Boyd van Hoeij

One of the best films about such a deceptively simple thing as brotherly love to have come out of France in quite a while.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

An observant little film that plays like a poignant étude.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Just the quiet drama of two brothers, briefly reunited in their old Nantes neighborhood. Just the small essential struggle of one man, trying to make sense of a life before it's gone.

Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

While visually impressive -- the film won the Silver Bear for best director at the 2003 Berlin Film Festival -- Son Frere is draining to look at.

Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News

It's as honest as it is agonizing.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Hushed, clinical, grimly paced, and moving.

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Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

It features two of the least interesting characters in recent memory.

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