Petits Frères (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

Petits Frères (2001)




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Spunky Talia makes her extreme displeasure known when her stepfather returns after an unexplained year-long absence. She suspects him of molesting her younger sister, but their mother is blinded by her mate's paycheck. So when her stepdad orders Talia to ditch her beloved dog, a docile pit bull, Talia and Kim take off for a nearby housing project where Talia plans to lie low with her dog. Hiding out gets complicated for Talia, when she hooks up with an interracial group of four crooked friends who steal the dog with an eye toward selling it back to her.
Art House & International , Drama
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Nassim Izem
as Nassim
Sabrina Mansar
as Sabrina
Gérald Dantsoff
as Stepfather
Halimatou Goumane
as Halimatou
Fedora Saidi
as Little sister
Ludmilla Saidi
as Ludmilla
Anthony Schmit
as Anthony
Max Saint Jean
as Policeman Leroy
Philippe Guyral
as Inspector in Pantin
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Critic Reviews for Petits Frères

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Worth checking out -- especially for the naturalistic performances by the feisty Touly and the rest of the young cast.

May 21, 2001
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

The kids are fascinating to watch throughout.

Full Review… | May 21, 2001
Top Critic

Captures the vulnerability and aimlessness of its unfortunate characters with a heart-in-your-throat rawness.

May 21, 2001
New York Times
Top Critic

Doillon's ease with young performers is again seamlessly evident.

Full Review… | May 16, 2001
Village Voice
Top Critic

Cinematic loitering... enough to make you yearn for the halcyon days of, ya know, adulthood...

Full Review… | August 18, 2003
Entertainment Today

French director Jacques Doillon has a knack for presenting in natural ways the hardships and challenges of youth.

Full Review… | January 15, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

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