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by Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe


The story of conjoined twins Tom and Barry Howe - a freak show turned proto-punk sensation. As teenagers in the early 1970s, the Howe twins were plucked from obscurity by a music promoter who groomed them into a rock-and-roll act. Against all expectations, the boys - performing as The Bang-Bang - quickly appropriated their status as 'freaks' and spat it back in the form of searing, aggressive rock. Grasping at the truth from an array of often unreliable accounts, the story follows the twins as they negotiate love, artistic rivalry, and the cruel suppression of their unique voice. Brothers of the Head investigates our impulse to celebrate the extraordinary, and our tragic compulsion to claim, de-mystify and destroy it.

international title: Brothers of the Head
original title: Brothers of the Head
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: HanWay Films
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe
film run: 90'
screenplay: Tony Grisoni
cast: Luke Treadaway, Harry Treadaway
cinematography by: Anthony Dod Mantl
film editing: Nicolas Gaster
costumes designer: Marianne Agertoft
music: Clive Langer
producer: Peter Carlton, Tessa Ross, Kate Ogborn, Simon Channing Williams, Gail Egan, Lisa Marie Russo, Tony Grisoni
production: Potboiler Productions


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