Fratricide (Brudermord) Reviews

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Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
April 7, 2007
Kurds feuding with Turks in the streets of Germany. Reminiscent of "Los Olvidados" or "Pixote". Grim but rewarding.
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 25, 2006
The age-old and sadly undying animosity between Kurds and Turks is played out on the streets of urban Germany in this bracing drama from Turkish-born filmmaker Yilmaz Arslan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jay Weissberg
Variety
August 25, 2006
A hard-hitting, ultimately tragic tale of the struggle for identity among Kurdish emigres in urban Germany.
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Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
August 25, 2006
Arslen has a sharp eye for telling detail and draws memorable performances from his inexperienced cast in a bitter demonstration of how for too many people life is truly nasty, brutish and short.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
August 25, 2006
At the start of Yilmaz Arslan's somber drama, it's hard to understand why the young narrator sounds so embittered. By the end, his sadness is devastatingly clear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
August 25, 2006
Shot with such grit that the lenses seem coated with grease, the film offers a myopic impression of an unnamed German city, and that's probably the point.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
August 23, 2006
Devotees of seamy '70s cinema should give this little film a look.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
August 22, 2006
The familiar story of the innocent soul who travels from the country to the big, bad city receives a thorough workout in this crude attempt at a cinematic bildungsroman.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Ed Halter
Village Voice
August 22, 2006
Yilmaz Arslan's hard-edged story of Turks and Kurds on the mean streets of urban Germany veers between moments of sensitive humanism and horrifying brutality.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
August 16, 2006
The film's violence is not meaningless or unfeeling, but a sad illustration of how innocence is perverted and pain is exploited for political leverage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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