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His Brother

His Brother

A Feature film by Patrice Chéreau

Produced by Azor Films

Release in France : 10/09/2003

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Executive Producer :

Azor Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

Pyramide International

Co-production :

Love Streams agnès b. Productions

French distribution :

Pyramide Distribution

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Thomas is dying. Thomas accepts death. It’s in this house by the seaside, the childhood home, that he chooses to wait for death. I’m with him. It’s still summer. I wasn’t aware that you could die in summer.
I thought that death always came in winter, that the weather had to be cold, the skies gray and desolate. I discover that death can also go about its business in bright sunlight, in broad daylight. I believe that Thomas will welcome it in broad daylight.
This winter, when he was in hospital, I thought that it would begin with a heaviness in the limbs, some kind of contraction that would require urgent intervention, some kind of great haste, violence. But no, it’s nonchalant, a kind of vacation, slow, a giving up to heat.
This foreseeable, expected death will nevertheless cause a cataclysm. It will affect and change all of our lives and make them take unexpected directions. It will unsettle our lives, and none of us will be able to stand in its way. This death will be an event of great importance. My brother is dying.



His Brother


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Full credits (14)

Executive Producer :

Patrice Chéreau

Author of original work :

Philippe Besson

Director of Photography :

Éric Gautier

Assistant Operators :

Irina Lubtchansky, Pascale Marin

Editor :

François Gédigier

Assistant Editor :

Simon Jacquet

Costume designer :

Caroline de Vivaise

Assistant directors :

Guillaume Bonnier, Stéphane Metge

Screenwriters :

Patrice Chéreau, Anne-Louise Trividic

Sound Recordist :

Guillaume Sciama

Press Attaché (film) :

François Hassan Guerrar

Sound Editor :

Benoît Hillebrant

Foley artist :

Pascal Chauvin

Sound Mixer :

Olivier Dô Hûu

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Feature film

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Death, Illness, Family

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100% French (France)

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1 h 35 min

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Dolby SRD

Posters (1)


News (6)

Festival Selections (19)

Lumiere Awards - 2004

Lumiere Awards (France, 2004)


French Films

Montreal Festival of New Cinema - 2003

Montreal Festival of New Cinema (Canada, 2003)


Special Presentation

Tokyo- French Film Festival - 2003

Tokyo- French Film Festival (Japan, 2003)


Feature Films

San Francisco International Film Festival - 2003

San Francisco International Film Festival (United States, 2003)


Golden Gate Award International Competition

Berlin International Film Festival - 2003

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 2003)


Official Competition

Awards (2)

Lumiere Awards - 2004

Lumiere Awards (France, 2004)


Meilleur Acteur : Bruno Todeschini

Berlin International Film Festival - 2003

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 2003)


Silver Bear for Best Director : Patrice Chéreau

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