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BROTHERHOOD

by Nicolo Donato

synopsis

Lars leaves the army and joins a group of neo-Nazis, which organises ruthless raids against Arabs and homosexuals. Apprenticeship to the 'brotherhood' is tough and Lars is supported by Jimmy, who acts as his mentor, charged with testing his trustworthiness and the preparation of fundamentalist far right texts in the style of 'Mein Kampf'. Unforeseeably, a passionate affair ensues between the two men. A love lived in secret, until the group's racist and violent rules end up forcing the pair to face the inevitable quandary: to betray their ideological 'brothers' or betray their lover other and their own feelings. Whatever the choice, it will lead to violence one way or another, whether physical or mental.

international title: Brotherhood
original title: Broderskab
country: Denmark, Sweden
sales agent: TrustNordisk
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Nicolo Donato
film run: 90'
screenplay: Rasmus Birch, Nicolo Donato
cast: Thure Lindhardt, David Dencik, Nicolas Bro, Morten Holst, Signe Egholm Olsen, Jon Lange, Anders Heinrichsen
cinematography by: Laust Trier-Mørk
film editing: Bodil Kjærhauge
art director: Thomas Ravn
costumes designer: Ole Kofoed
music: Simon Brenting, Jesper
producer: Per Holst, Tomas Eskilsson
production: Asta Film ApS, Film i Väst
backing: New Danish Screen, FilmFyn
distributor: Nordisk Film Distribution
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