HIS BROTHER

MATERIALS

PATRICE CHÉREAU

2002 || France || 95 mins || 35mm || Color || in French || Feature

WORLD SALES

Celluloid Dreams (Paris)

FESTIVALS / AWARDS

BERLIN 2003 - Winner - Best Director
EFA 2003 - Nomination - Best Actor (Bruno Todeschini)
CESARS 2004 - Nomination - Best Actor (Bruno Todeschini)

SYNOPSIS

Thomas (BRUNO TODESCHINI), 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 (ERIC CARAVACA), 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.

CAST

Bruno TODESCHINI, Eric CARAVACA