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Almost Brothers (2005)





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A lifelong friendship between two men forces them to examine how different their lives have become, and how different their perceptions of the world around them are, in this drama from filmmaker Lúcia Murat. Miguel and Jorge first met when they were children growing up in Brazil in the late '50s; Miguel's dad was a passionate music fan who was interested in the work of Jorge's father, a gifted samba composer and musician. While Miguel and Jorge became fast friends, as they grew older the fact that Miguel came from a wealthy white family while Jorge's parents were black and significantly less privileged began to make a greater impact in their lives, and as the two men move into middle age, Miguel (Werner Schüneman) is a successful politician and Jorge (Antonio Pompeo) is a high-level drug dealer who still controls street traffic from his prison. Miguel approaches his old friend asking for help with a proposal that would combat gang violence in Brazil's ghettoes, but Jorge is puzzled by the naïveté of his plan; meanwhile, Miguel and Jorge's worlds begin to overlap in another way when Miguel's teenaged daughter (Maria Flor) begins hanging out with dealers from Jorge's crew. Quase Dois Irmãos (aka Almost Brothers) received its North American premiere at the 2004 Toronto Film Festival.

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Caco Ciocler
as Miguel at 70
Flavio Bauraqui
as Jorginho at 70
Maria Flor
as Juliana
Brunno Abrahão
as Miguel as a Child
Babu Santana
as Pingão
Cristina Aché
as Miguel's Wife (1970s)
Anna Lucia Alves
as Miguel's Wife
Luiz Melodia
as Seu Jorge
Pablo Ricardo Belo
as Jorge as a Child
Mr. Catra
as Rap Singer
Fernando Eiras
as Miguel's Father
Jandir Ferrari
as Prison Ward
Jefchander Lucas
as Boy from Favela
Tonico Pereira
as Head of Prison
Ernesto Piccolo
as Marine Officer
Marcio Vito
as Political Prisoner
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Critic Reviews for Almost Brothers

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Strong stuff.

June 30, 2005 | Rating: 4/5

Director Murat reveals how her country's epidemic of violent, drug-selling street gangs got their start in those fetid jail cells. A hard look at a vibrant if scary culture...

May 12, 2020 | Full Review…

'Almost Brothers' tells a good story and tells it well.

June 27, 2005 | Full Review…

Adotando uma estrutura narrativa deficiente, o longa conta com performances irregulares e é prejudicado por um roteiro desconexo que compromete o projeto.

April 20, 2005 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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