Connie Nielsen
Director: Susanne Bier Cast: Connie Nielsen
Connie Nielsen
, Ulrich Thomsen
Ulrich Thomsen
, Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Susanne Bier

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Two brothers unwittingly exchange roles under the fog of war in this powerful drama. Michael (Ulrich Thomsen) and Jannick (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) are two brothers who have always meshed as well as oil and water. Michael is a caring husband and father who risen to the rank of major in the Danish Army, while Jannick is an alcoholic with a violent streak who has been in and out of prison much of his life. Jannick has just been released after serving time for armed robbery when Michael learns he's being sent to Afghanistan; Jannick quarrels with both Michael and his parents at a going-away dinner, which does nothing to endear him to Michael's wife, Sarah (Connie Nielsen). However, when Sarah receives word that Michael's helicopter has been shot down and the crew has gone missing, Jannick tries to assume some degree of familial responsibility, helping Sarah with the children and helping to keep the house in repair. As the months roll on, Jannick finds that family life agrees with him; he cuts back on his drinking, gets a job, and grows increasingly fond of Sarah, who also takes a liking to her brother-in-law's new style. However, as Jannick finally grows into a responsible adult, he and Sarah learn that Michael has been released from an Afghan military prison and is being sent home. As Sarah and Jannick come to terms with their feelings for one another, they are disturbed by Michael's new presence; after several hellish months in captivity, he's become an angry and emotionally broken man, who is haunted by ugly memories and suspects his wife and brother of betrayal.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/20/2005
UPC: 0025192879227
Original Release: 2004
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 54,127

Special Features

Language: Danish; Do Not have in Language listing

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Connie Nielsen Sarah
Ulrich Thomsen Michael
Nikolaj Lie Kaas Jannick
Bent Mejding Henning
Solbjørg Højfeldt Else
Paw Henriksen NP
Laura Bro Ditte
Niels Olsen Allentoft
Sarah Juel Werner Natalie
Rebecca Løgstrup Soltau Camilla
Lars Ranthe Preben 1
Lars Hjortshoj Preben 2
Andre Babikian Actor
Lene Maria Christensen Actor
Henrik Koefoed Actor

Technical Credits
Susanne Bier Director,Original Story
Viggo Bentzon Art Director,Production Designer
Pernille Bech Christensen Editor
Def Leppard Cinematographer
Peter Garde Executive Producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen Producer
Anders Thomas Jensen Original Story,Screenwriter
Sisse Graum Jorgensen Producer
Sisse Graum Olsen Producer
Anne-Cathrine Sauerberg Makeup
Signe Sejlund Costumes/Costume Designer
Morten Søborg Cinematographer
Johan Söderqvist Score Composer
Per Streit Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Brothers
1. Back in Action (Main Titles) [5:57]
2. Family Farewell [5:39]
3. On a Mission [5:09]
4. Declared Dead [5:50]
5. Paying Respect [3:46]
6. Held Captive [3:46]
7. The New Things Are [7:11]
8. Taking Responsibility [6:39]
9. Filling a Void [5:46]
10. Assisting the Enemy [5:17]
11. Do or Die [2:12]
12. Rescued [4:07]
13. Alive and Well [4:31]
14. Under Suspicion [7:27]
15. A Changed Man [4:34]
16. Feeling Guilty [8:46]
17. Uncontrolled Rage [4:01]
18. Lethal Confrontation [8:00]
19. Telling the Truth [6:18]
20. End Credits [6:19]

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