Son Frere


1h 35m 2003

Brief Synopsis

Thomas and Luc are brothers. Thomas is straight; Luc is gay. Unable to accept his brother's homosexuality, Thomas distances himself. When Thomas contracts a terminal illness, he intrudes into Luc's contented life and asks him to be his caretaker. Luc begrudgingly sacrifices his lover, his job and hi

Film Details

Also Known As
His Brother, Sein Bruder, Su hermano
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Foreign
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Pyramide Films
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Cooperative Nouveau Cinema (Cnc); Look Now! Filmverleih; Mikado Film; Pyramide Distribution; Pyramide Films; Strand Releasing; Strand Releasing; SundanceTV; Vertigo Films (Spain)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Thomas and Luc are brothers. Thomas is straight; Luc is gay. Unable to accept his brother's homosexuality, Thomas distances himself. When Thomas contracts a terminal illness, he intrudes into Luc's contented life and asks him to be his caretaker. Luc begrudgingly sacrifices his lover, his job and his comfortable life to take care of his dying brother. Through the rounds of doctors and the demanding challenges of catastrophic illness, the brothers are forced to examine the meaning of their existence, and their powerlessness in the face of pending doom. They return to their childhood home on the beach, reconnect with their past, and ultimately forge a new and vital relationship.

Film Details

Also Known As
His Brother, Sein Bruder, Su hermano
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Foreign
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Pyramide Films
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Cooperative Nouveau Cinema (Cnc); Look Now! Filmverleih; Mikado Film; Pyramide Distribution; Pyramide Films; Strand Releasing; Strand Releasing; SundanceTV; Vertigo Films (Spain)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Shown at the Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 6-16, 2003.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Tribute to Patrice Chéreau) July 3-11, 2009.

Released in United States Spring April 2, 2004 (NY)

Released in United States on Video May 25, 2004

Released in United States February 2003 (Shown at the Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 6-16, 2003.)

Released in United States July 2009 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Tribute to Patrice Chéreau) July 3-11, 2009.)

Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2003 Berlin International Film Festival.

Released in United States Spring April 2, 2004

Released in United States on Video May 25, 2004

Released in United States February 2003

Released in United States July 2009