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by Patrice Chéreau


Thomas, who has already been hospitalized once for treatment of a blood disease, has suffered a relapse. He decides to get in touch with his younger brother, Luc, whom he hasn’t seen in years. As Thomas’s illness gradually takes it toll, the two brothers overcome their estrangement, grow closer, admit their love for each other. Together, they face the ordeal of hospitalization and pain, until the day Thomas gives up the fight. They take one last trip together to the family house by the sea.

international title: His Brother
original title: Son frère
country: France
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Patrice Chéreau
film run: 95'
release date: IT 22/08/2003, FR 10/09/2003, ES 03/10/2003, DE 06/11/2003, PT 07/11/2003, CH 01/01/2004
screenplay: Patrice Chéreau, Anne-Louise Trividic
cast: Bruno Todeschini, Eric Caravaca, Maurice Garrel
cinematography by: Eric Gautier
film editing: François Gédigier
costumes designer: Caroline de Vivaise
production: Azor Films
distributor: Pyramide Distribution, Mikado (IT), Peccadillo Pictures (UK), Vertigo Films (ES), Concorde (DE), Atalanta (PT), Look Now! (CH),
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