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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.
An observant little film that plays like a poignant étude.
It's as honest as it is agonizing.
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.
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.
Hushed, clinical, grimly paced, and moving.
One of the best films about such a deceptively simple thing as brotherly love to have come out of France in quite a while.
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.
It features two of the least interesting characters in recent memory.
Somber, almost clinically severe...ultimately 'Son Frere,' for all its admirable qualities, fails to move us.
Its laser-like focus on these two brothers, coming back together just as death is about to pull them apart, is compelling and emotionally honest.
Fine performances, but it feels like they are being reined in to keep their emotional distance - from each other and from the audience. Still... it can be devastating.
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