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Two Brothers

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Like The Bear, director Jean-Jacques Annaud's acclaimed animal picture released 15 years prior, Two Brothers offers a family-friendly epic as told through the eyes of its four-legged protagonists, who, in this case, are sibling tiger cubs Koumal and Sangha. Though a life in the jungles of French colonial Indochina circa the 1920s seemed certain, the cubs are separated shortly after their birth when the notorious hunter Aidan McRory (Guy Pearce) kills their father. Koumal is whisked away to a circus, where he is ...
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Overview

Like The Bear, director Jean-Jacques Annaud's acclaimed animal picture released 15 years prior, Two Brothers offers a family-friendly epic as told through the eyes of its four-legged protagonists, who, in this case, are sibling tiger cubs Koumal and Sangha. Though a life in the jungles of French colonial Indochina circa the 1920s seemed certain, the cubs are separated shortly after their birth when the notorious hunter Aidan McRory (Guy Pearce) kills their father. Koumal is whisked away to a circus, where he is cruelly beaten into submission and forced to perform tricks to earn his keep. Sangha fares better at first -- he lands in the posh estate of a French government official who wants the big cat to serve as a companion for his lonely son, though a series of unforeseen circumstances ultimately finds Sangha in the hands of a man determined to turn him into an aggressive prizefighter. Understandably, neither tiger is happy with his arrangements, and both escape captivity in hopes of returning to the jungle. Unfortunately for them, the prospect of two loose tigers is hardly comforting for the locals, who quickly demand that McRory kill the cubs before they threaten the safety of the village. Once McRory finds the tigers in their natural habitat, however, he faces a crisis of conscience he hadn't thought possible. Two Brothers also features Jean-Claude Dreyfus and Freddie Highmore.
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Special Features

Eild About Tigers; Two Brothers: An Inside Look; Tiger Tech; Tiger Cam; Feature commentary with director Jean-Jacques Annaud
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
In the grand tradition of Born Free, this live-action adventure chronicles the adventures of two tigers separated as cubs. As he demonstrated with The Bear, director Jean-Jacques Annaud is expert at encouraging affecting performances from his animal stars. In the film's masterful, near-silent first half hour, the personalities of fearless Kumal and meek Sangha are established as they mischievously frolic in an abandoned temple. Their idyllic life is shattered when a plundering hunter (Guy Peace) kills their father and yanks Kumal from his home, while Sangha escapes with their mother. Kumal winds up in a circus, where he is mistreated and has his spirit broken by the cruel trainer. The young son of a French colonial administrator adopts Sangha, but when he grows to maturity, he is placed in the menagerie of a young prince with deep father issues. In the emotional climax, the brothers are unwittingly pitted against each other Gladiator-style in a fight to the death. Sangha's realization that his opponent is indeed his long-lost brother is powerfully moving. Tigers in peril and animal mistreatment may disturb younger viewers, but all will come away with an increased appreciation for these magnificent creatures who, as the end titles inform us, have drastically dwindled in number.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/21/2004
  • UPC: 025192412721
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,586

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Guy Pearce Aidan McRory
Jean-Claude Dreyfus Eugene Normandin
Freddie Highmore Raoul
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu Madame Mathilde Normandin
Moussa Maaskri Saladin
Vincent Scarito The Great Zerbino
Mai Anh Le Nai-Rea
Oanh Nguyen His Excellency
Stephanie Lagarde Paulette
Bernard Flavien
Nozha Khouadra
Bo Gaultier de Kermoal
David Gant
Teerawat Mulvilai
Jerry Hoh
Caroline Wildi
Juliet Howland
Christian Clavier
Technical Credits
Jean-Jacques Annaud Director, Original Story, Producer, Screenwriter
Sophie Blanvillain Casting
Noëlle Boisson Editor
Timothy Burrill Co-producer
Xavier Castano Producer
Jean-Marie Dreujou Cinematographer
Jake Eberts Producer
Pierre-Yves Gayraud Costumes/Costume Designer
Alain Godard Screenwriter
Matthew Gough Sound/Sound Designer
Ros Hubbard Casting
John Hubbard Casting
Eddy Joseph Sound/Sound Designer
Pierre Queffelean Production Designer
Franck Schwarz Art Director
Mike Prestwood Smith Sound/Sound Designer
Raweeporn Srimonju Casting
Christian Wangler Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen Warbeck Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Mating Ritual [3:17]
2. Auction [1:36]
3. Family Time (Main Titles) [2:17]
4. Intrepid Explorers [4:46]
5. The Statue Thief [3:30]
6. Tiger Hunt [4:34]
7. Honey Drops for a Cub [6:30]
8. Rescue Attempt [5:13]
9. Behind Bars [10:00]
10. The Royal Hunt [6:12]
11. A Boy and His Pet [4:46]
12. The Wrong Ear [8:16]
13. A Gift From France [3:38]
14. Ring of Fire [2:32]
15. A Father's Legacy [3:31]
16. Brother Vs. Brother [:38]
17. Maneaters [11:46]
18. Circle of Flame [3:43]
19. Taking a Chance [6:09]
20. End Titles [6:59]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Scenes
   Bonus Features
      The Director
         English
         Français
         Feature Audio Commentary With Director Jean-Jacques Annaud
      Fun With Tigers
         Call of the Wild
         Wild About Tigers
      The Cast
         Tiger Brothers
         Tiger Trainers
      Production
         Tiger Tech
         Tiger Cam
         Location Scouting
         Costume Design
         Story Boards
         Credits
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Español
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Feature Audio Commentary With Director Jean-Jacques Annaud
      Captioned for the Hearing Impaired: English
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: None
   Play
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Paean for tigers

    The latest reviewer of this film I thought was incredibly irresponsible in detailing what they thought was the irresponsiblity of the filmmaker. The film did not surmise in any fashion that tigers were toys. In fact, this film generously showed that people do not give them dignity with these highly charismatic but incredibly lethal animals, (maybe the most lethal after man). The two brothers in this film were romanticized, however. Although many behavioral scientists would scoff at the idea of animals having feelings, I know it to be so. However, I doubt that these tiger brothers would remember each other and not fight if cornered as they were at the end of the film. Tigers are natural killers, and in nature they are some of the best killers that evolution has ever seen. This film reminded of another film classic, The Bear. Both movies gave the perspectives to the tigers instead of some hunters as a lot of movies do in regards to dangerous animals like tigers, lions, or what have you. If we do not successfully keep from being extinguished, our world will be all the more troubled.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great family picture

    We watched with our grandchildren, 8 and 10. Very enjoyable evening.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I was not impressed

    As a devout lover of animals--and namely cats--I was ecstatic when I heard about this film. "Finally," I thought, "Someone showing us the plight of these magnificent creatures in a film that will, hopefully, inspire us to do something about it." But I was waayyyyy off-base. They present the tigers in a way that, I think, doesn't make the audience want to sympathize with them at all. They simply portrayed tigers as people have been seeing them for ages and didn't try to shed any light on how wrong that is!!! ...I don't know, maybe I'm expecting too much from a Hollywood film, but... I just was not impressed. I did not find it heart-warming or tear-jerking... I just left the movie feeling very angry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hmmm...

    I was very disappionted with this movie!For starters, the tigers were treated like fluffy little teddy bears! No human would ever survive sleeping with a tiger. The end is pure walt disney. This is a very irrisponsible movie and i would not recommend watching it! Tigers are not toys!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I'm Still Crying ...

    It's rare for a movie to catch my heart, this movie did. This movie will not only catch your heart but your tears also ... The Director of the movie did a great job catching and passing to us the emotions of the Tigers stared in the movie. The Trainers did a GREAT & very hard job, training those tigers. The two cubs are so cute ... OVERALL it's a MUST SEE MOVIE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ANIMAL LOVERS ... DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!!

    This was an absolutely magnificent movie. The cinematography was truly beautiful as was the scenery where the movie was filmed. How they got the animals to 'act' their parts and the close-ups of the tigers was amazing. This is destined to become a classic in this genre.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beyond Excellent!

    A truly wonderful film. The filmmaker understands and appreciates his subjects. The little tiger cubs act like house cats in many scenes. As adults they are magnificent. I would not encourage this film for the very young.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BOO!... Uh I mean... ENCORE! ENCORE!

    This movie brings tears to my eyes! It has a humor scene though. The father tiger slapped Sangha and went ROAR! HA HA HA! And this scene is soooo sad! Kumal and Sangha were fighting, but they stoped and played with each other. I call this a triumph!

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