Son frère

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  1. Msic
    Apr 1, 2004
    5
    The film is at its best when focusing on the painful yet banal mechanics of being a very sick body. The hospital material is exception, whereas the family dynamics are sadly rather rote. Also, I have to take issue with Strand's synopsis. There is really nothing in the film that verifies their claim that Thomas cannot accept Luc's homosexuality. In fact (MILD SPOLIER) he claims The film is at its best when focusing on the painful yet banal mechanics of being a very sick body. The hospital material is exception, whereas the family dynamics are sadly rather rote. Also, I have to take issue with Strand's synopsis. There is really nothing in the film that verifies their claim that Thomas cannot accept Luc's homosexuality. In fact (MILD SPOLIER) he claims that it was Luc who pulled away from him. Just because there is unresolved conflict between two brothers of different sexual orientation does not mean that gayness was the point of contention. At least, that's not the film *I* saw. Expand
  2. MiroslavS.
    Dec 22, 2004
    10
    Disciplined story, of coming to death. What you see is what you get, which is the best the movie can offer. In this case Luc and Thomas separated some time in the past, which both are to "blame" for. Time present, dying Thomas calls in his brother felling guilty for abandoning him. Throughout the movie there is a Luc's struggle to accept his big brother as mortal. Luc tries to hide Disciplined story, of coming to death. What you see is what you get, which is the best the movie can offer. In this case Luc and Thomas separated some time in the past, which both are to "blame" for. Time present, dying Thomas calls in his brother felling guilty for abandoning him. Throughout the movie there is a Luc's struggle to accept his big brother as mortal. Luc tries to hide beyond the short answers and courteous apologies. His own worries and mental games are as banal as they can be, but nonetheless truthful and coldhearted for the sake of that honesty. Makes you wonder if you have a sibling. Expand

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Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. While its two credible leads are certainly up to the challenge, there's a relentless claustrophobia that prevents the film from taking on a fully dimensional life of its own.
  2. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    70
    Todeschini has the most physically demanding role, with a gaunt face and ravaged body that utterly convinces of the brutality of the ailment.
  3. 80
    Chéreau's film is an unsentimental, almost uninflected, account of a preparation for death, told with a painful clarity that eventually bleeds into compassion.