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Films about brothers

We present a list of films about brothers: psychological dramas about relationships, brotherly love and mutual assistance, modern crime dramas and old comedies, paintings included in the golden fund of world cinema and little-known European films.

“Three brothers”
Films about brothers – “Three Brothers”, Les trois frères France, 1995

Original title: Les trois frères
France 1995
Directors: Didier Bourdon, Bernard Campan
Cast: Didier Bourdon, Bernard Campan, Pascal Legitimus, Antoine du Merle, Anna Jacques, etc.
Three brothers unfamiliar with each other meet in the house of their dead mother. Didier works as a security guard in a supermarket and lives on the funds of the parents of his alleged bride. Bernard is interrupted by petty earnings. And only Pascal can boast of a good financial situation.

Believing that the inheritance should be impressive, the brothers begin to squander money right and left. A few days later it turns out that the inheritance was bequeathed not to him at all, but to an orphanage.

“Like five fingers”
Movies about Brothers – Like Five Fingers, Comme les cinq doigts de la main France, 2010

Original title: Comme les cinq doigts de la main
France, 2010
Director: Alexander Arkadi
Cast: Patrick Bruel, Vincent Elbaz, Pascal Elbe, Eric Caravaca, Francoise Fabian, Katerina Murino
There were five of them, all brothers, all very similar and at the same time very different. They were raised by an early widowed mother. One of them chose a separate path through life, a few years later he returned to his family in search of refuge from the bandits pursuing him. He reveals to the brothers the secret of the death of their father. Now they know that their father was killed, and they are ready to avenge it.

“Blood Ties”
Films about Brothers – “Blood Ties”, Les liens du sang France, 2008

Original title: Les liens du sang
France, 2008
Director: Jacques Mayo
Cast: Guillaume Canet, Francois Clouset, Clotilde Esme, Marie Denarno, Mehdi Nebbu.
French crime drama about the confrontation of two siblings, who were on opposite sides of the law. Gabrielle has just left prison, and his brother Francois is a policeman in love with the gangster’s wife, whom he once put in jail.

“My brother is the only child in the family”
Films about brothers – “My brother is the only child in the family”, Mio fratello è figlio unico Italy, 2007

Original title: Mio fratello è figlio unico
Italy 2007
Director: Daniele Lucetti
Cast: Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcho, Angela Finocchiaro, Massimo Popolizio.
Azio is a real family curse. He is uncontrollable, impulsive, explosive, ready to blood to defend his innocence in a dispute. His brother Manrico is the exact opposite – the soul of the company and the favorite of his parents. The turbulent sixties burst into the small Italian town with their rich political and social life, and the brothers grow up, intransigently clash over different political views, fall in love with one woman, but nevertheless remain inseparable.

“Rocco and his brothers”
Films about brothers – “Rocco and his brothers”, Rocco e i suoi fratelli France, Italy, 1960

Original title: Rocco e i suoi fratelli
France, Italy, 1960
Director: Lukino Visconti
Cast: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardeau, Katina Paxino, Alessandra Panaro, Spyros Fokas, Max Cartier, Corrado Pani, Rocco Vidolazzi, Claudia Mori.
The widowed Rosaria Parondi and her four sons decide to move from the impoverished Sicilian village to Milan, where the fifth son lives. In search of a better share and decent earnings, the brothers do not disdain any work. Gradually, everyone finds their place.

But relations in a once united family break up: the handsome Rocco enters into a confrontation with his cruel brother Simon. The “apple of discord” is the girl of easy virtue, Nadia, who decided to quit her job and get married. It is her location that the brothers seek. Fierce hostility can lead them too far, right up to the murder …

Brothers Films – The Brothers, Brødre Denmark, 2004

Original title: Brødre
Denmark, 2004
Director: Suzanne Beer
Cast: Connie Nielsen, Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolai Lee Kaas, Sarah Yuel Werner.
The story of two brothers, the eldest of whom goes to fight in Afghanistan, and the youngest takes care of his wife and child …

“The best of the young”
Films about brothers – “The Best of the Young”, La meglio gioventù Italy, 2003

Original title: La meglio gioventù
Italy, 2003
Director: Marco Tullio Jordana
Cast: Riccardo Scamarcho, Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni, Sonia Bergamasco, Jazmin Trinka.
The story of the brothers Nicola and Matteo Carati, which unfolded from 1966 to the 2000s. Despite the apparent dissimilarity of the characters, the cheerful romantic Nicola and the reserved police officer Mateo always felt an inner spiritual kinship that allowed them to maintain brotherly ties for many decades …

“Duel of the brothers. The story of Adidas and Puma »
Films about brothers – “Duel of brothers. The story of Adidas and Puma ”, Duell der Brüder – Die Geschichte von Adidas und Puma Germany, 2016

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