Arabic Release date27 August 2004 (2004-08-27) WriterSusanne Bier (story), Anders Thomas Jensen (story) ScreenplaySusanne Bier, Anders Thomas Jensen CastConnie Nielsen (Sarah), Ulrich Thomsen (Michael), Nikolaj Lie Kaas (Jannik), Sarah Juel Werner (Natalia), Rebecca Løgstrup (Camilla), Solbjørg Højfeldt (Else) Similar moviesThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, Fury, American Sniper, Edge of Tomorrow, Blackhat, Captain America: Civil War
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Brothers (Danish: Brødre) is a 2004 Danish psychological thriller-drama film directed by Susanne Bier and written by Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen. It stars Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Connie Nielsen and Ulrich Thomsen.
The film was remade as an American production with the same title (2009), directed by Jim Sheridan.
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A Danish officer, Michael (Thomsen), is sent to the International Security Assistance Force operation in Afghanistan for three months. His first mission there is to find a young radar technician who had been separated from his squad some days earlier. While on the search, his helicopter is shot down and he is taken as a prisoner of war, but is reported dead to the family.
His wife Sarah (Nielsen) and younger brother Jannik (Kaas) both deeply mourn him, and that brings them closer together. They kiss once, but pass it off as grief and do not pursue the relationship.
Meanwhile, both the officer and a young technician are locked up in a warehouse, kept without food or water. After Michael shows them how to arm and disarm an anti-aircraft missile, his captors decide the technician is no longer useful and have Michael bludgeon him to death with a lead pipe in order to save his own life. Eventually he is rescued and brought back to Denmark. The guilt of what he did forces him to lie and provide false hope that the technician may still be alive.
Michael becomes unstable, spiraling down into a pit of guilt and rage, and begins to threaten and abuse his wife and tear the house apart. It finally becomes necessary for the police to intervene. Michael overreacts, pointing a policeman's pistol at the officers. With Michael in custody, Jannik helps Sarah to begin the repairs to the house.
In the car, Sarah passes a sign reading "Statsfængslet" (National Prison). Her visit to Michael in prison finally forces him to admit the truth about Afghanistan.
Connie Nielsen as Sarah
Ulrich Thomsen as Michael
Nikolaj Lie Kaas as Jannik
Sarah Juel Werner as Natalia (daughter)
Rebecca Løgstrup as Camilla (daughter)
Bent Mejding as Henning
Solbjørg Højfeldt as Else
Niels Olsen as Allentoft
Paw Henriksen as Niels Peter
Lars Hjortshøj as Preben 2
Lars Ranthe as Preben 1
André Babikian as Slobodan
Lene Maria Christensen as J. Solvej
Laura Bro as Ditte
Henrik Koefoed as Bartender
Tom Mannion as Captain David Ward
The film was produced by Zentropa in co-production with companies in the United Kingdom, Sweden and Norway. It received support from the Danish Film Institute, Swedish Film Institute and Nordisk Film- & TV-Fond (Nordic Film and TV Foundation). It was primarily shot on location in Copenhagen, Denmark; Almería, Spain, was used for the Afghanistan locales.
A opera based on the story of the film by Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason was premiered in Aarhus on August 16th 2017. It was commissioned by Den Jyske Opera. Kerstin Perski wrote the libretto and the ditector was Kasper Holten. To celebrate Aarhus as the European capital of culture 2017 3 stage works; a musical, dance and an opera all based on films by Bier were commissioned and performed in Musikhuset.