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BROTHER & SISTER

by Daniel Burman

synopsis

Susana and Marcos are still single, the first through egoism, the second, conversely, through altruism. Susana, who works for an estate agent, is deceitful, affected, extravagant and scheming. She has placed the burden of looking after their mother on Marcos in an attempt to prevent her brother from attaining any kind of success: there is no room for two winners in one family. After the mother dies, Susana sells her flat, thereby depriving her 64-year-old brother of his home, even though he has sacrificed his life caring for their parent. Timid, withdrawn Marcos, a defender of family values, decided long ago to relinquish any thoughts of travelling and developing his stage talent in order to live at home sheltered under his mother’s skirt, a victim of the Oedipus complex. His need to start living again surfaces when Susana forces Marcos to leave Buenos Aires for Uruguay....

international title: Brother & Sister
original title: Dos hermanos
country: Argentina, Uruguay, Spain
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Daniel Burman
film run: 105'
release date: ES 18/06/2010
screenplay: Daniel Burman, Sergio Dubcovsky
cast: Graciela Borges, Antonio Gasalla, Elena Lucena, Osmar Núñez, Rita Cortese
cinematography by: Hugo Colace
film editing: Pablo Barbieri
art director: Margarita Tambornino, Paulina Lopez Meyer
music: Nico Cota
producer: Diego Dubcovsky
production: BD CINE S.R.L.
distributor: Alta Films
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