- Original title
- Running time
- 105 min.
- United States
David Benioff (Remake: Susanne Bier, Anders Thomas Jensen)
Clifton Collins Jr.,
LionsGate / Relativity Media
Drama | Afghan War. Remake
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- Synopsis / Plot
- Remake of Susanne Bier's "Brothers (Brødre)" (2004). A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan. Brothers tells the powerful story of two siblings, thirty-something Captain Sam Cahill and younger brother Tommy Cahill, who are polar opposites. Shipped out to Afghanistan, Sam is presumed dead when his Black Hawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains. At home in suburbia, the Cahill family suddenly faces a shocking void, and Tommy tries to fill in for his brother by assuming newfound responsibility by taking care of his brother's wife and children. When Sam unexpectedly returns to the States, a nervous mood settles over the family. Sam, uncharacteristically withdrawn and volatile, grows suspicious of his brother and his wife. Their familiar roles now nearly reversed, Sam and Tommy end up facing the ultimate physical and mental challenge when they confront each other. In the shifting family dynamics, who will dominate? And how will the brothers come to terms with issues of love, loyalty, and manhood—and with the woman caught between them?
: 2 Nominations for Golden Globes: Actor Drama (Tobey Maguire), Song
: Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Young Actor/Actress (Bailee Madison)
2009: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Portman)
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