La Mujer de mi Hermano

La Mujer de mi Hermano

Director: Ricardo de Montreuil Cast: Bárbara Mori, Christian Meier, Manolo Cardona

DVD (Wide Screen / Subtitled / en español)

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/25/2006
UPC: 0031398188148
Original Release: 2005
Rating: R
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 51,806

Special Features

Closed Caption; 16x9 widescreen; 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby Digital audio; English and Spanish subtitles; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bárbara Mori Zoe Edwards
Christian Meier Ignacio Edwards
Manolo Cardona Gonzalo Edwards
Bruno Bichir Boris
Gaby Espino Laura
Angélica Aragón Cristina
Beto Cuevas Padre Santiago

Technical Credits
Ricardo de Montreuil Director
Jaime Bayly Co-producer,Screenwriter
Wolfgang Burmann Art Director
Marcos De Aguirre Sound/Sound Designer
Stan Jakubowicz Executive Producer
James M. McNamara Executive Producer
Angelo Milli Score Composer
Ben Odell Executive Producer
Andrés Sánchez Cinematographer
Rosario Suárez Editor
Diego Valenzuela Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mujer de Mi Hermano
1. Opening [10:10]
2. Adoption? [7:09]
3. Home Late [8:58]
4. Cooking [11:05]
5. Next Morning [4:11]
6. Yoga Class [8:35]
7. Family Dinner [9:42]
8. A Question [11:41]
9. Unfortunate Run-in [8:38]
10. The Letter [5:20]
11. The E-mail [2:06]
12. End Credits [2:38]

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La Mujer de mi Hermano 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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LA MUJER DE MI HERMANO seems to have polarized viewers between those who classify it as a television novela and those who see it as a stylish Latin American drama. Written by Peruvian author Jaime Bayly, adapted by María Eugenia Argomedo, and directed by Peruvian director Ricardo de Montreuil, the cast boasts actors from Peru (Christian Meier), Colombia (Manolo Cardona), Uruguay (Bárbara Mori), Venezuela (Gaby Espino), Chile (Beto Cuevas), and Mexico (Angélica Aragón, Bruno Bichir). It is a fine showcase for some of the fine talent from Latin America that is gaining a strong influence on theatrical films released in the USA. It offers a story embracing many current dilemmas in society (relationship to church, infidelity, illegitimate pregnancy, homosexuality, childhood sexual abuse) and blends them into a film acted by a fine cast of beautiful and talented actors and artists behind the camera, and the result is a luminous piece of cinema that deserves a second look. Ignacio (Meier) is a handsome, wealthy, emotionally cool man who is married to a sensuous, beautiful, sexually frustrated Zoe (Mori), The couple may appear to have it all - splendid house, wealth, expensive tastes - but they have been unable to have children in their ten year marriage. The disparity between their sexual needs results in Zoe finding solace in the arms of Ignacio's bohemian artist brother Gonzalo and they begin an affair that results in a surprise pregnancy. This crisis unveils the truth about the characters: Gonzalo, still reeling from the childhood sexual abuse by his older brother Ignacio, doesn't want fatherhood and marriage, and in the peak of the tremor the pregnancy creates Gonzalo shares Ignacio's homosexuality with Zoe. How the three confront their needs and fears pulls the story to a close, an ending that addresses fully the characteristic traits that have shaped the lives of the three. In addition to the trio of stars there are excellent cameos by Bruno Bichir as Zoe's gay confidant, Angélica Aragón as the mother of the men whose greatest need is for grandchildren, Gaby Espino as the housekeeper Laura, and Beto Cuevas as the priest who is not only a friend of the family but hears the secrets of each in the confessional. The cinematography is lush and evocative in the competent hands of Andrés Sánchez and the tension of the story is well underscored by the music of Angelo Milli. For this viewer LA MUJER DE MI HERMANO is a classy film that brings attention to the many fine new works coming from Latin American cinema. It is well worth revisiting. Grady Harp