Like a Brother

Like a Brother

DVD (Uncensored)

Product Details

Release Date: 12/26/2006
UPC: 0759259140899
Original Release: 2005
Rating: NR
Source: Water Bearer Films
Time: 0:55:00

Special Features

Making of feature; Trailer; Picture gallery; Letterboxed

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Like a Brother: Comme Un Frere
1. Start Film [4:34]
2. The Morning After [4:45]
3. Arriving In Paris [8:06]
4. On the Beach [9:20]
5. Remembering Roman [9:17]
6. Birthday Party [4:42]
7. The Parisian Nightlife [6:39]
8. Morning Comfort [2:51]
9. Roman Comes To Visit [3:29]
10. End Credits [1:58]

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4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Comme un frère' (Like a Brother) is a brief film by writers and directors Bernard Alapetite and Cyril Legann that succinctly examines the development of identity of a young lad over a period of less than a year. The technique of telling the story of the coming of sexual age of a boy is one that may confuse some viewers - the present is combined with the past in a patchwork manner, the only key that the past is the subject is the use of near monochrome film color that successfully suggests the blur that past events now faded affect the senses - becomes one of the more unique aspects of this little French film. The story opens in Paris where young Sébastien/AKA Zack (Benoît Delière) sits in a café with his current boyfriend Bruno (Johnny Amaro) and lets it be known that it is his birthday. Bruno's questioning as to why Sébastien is not in a celebratory mood begins flashbacks of a year ago when Sébastien lived in the small coastal town of La Baule where he doted on his best friend Romain (Thibault Boucaux). Despite Romain's devotion and physical closeness to Sébastien, Romain is in love with Sophie (Amandine Maugy) whose best friend Marine (Adeline Ishiomin) is trying to attract the love interest of Sébastien. The four are close, but something is missing: Sébastien loves Romain and while the two have some beautifully tender moments together, Romain is not the gay boy Sébastien needs. Sébastien leaves his provincial town for Paris, connects with his father (Michel Derville) and confides his true identity as a gay young man. His father is warmly supportive and suggests Sébastien move in with him. Sébastien (now called 'Zack') begins to visit clubs and eventually is absorbed into the gay life, yet he still dreams of Romain. After months pass and Zack is in a comfortable relationship (Patrick Esilva), Romain comes to Paris and the two now young men meet in a park - but where will this new reunion lead? The actors are for the most part very fine - especially Thibault Boucaux and Adeline Ishiomin - and the sensual aspects of the story are well captured with restraint. With a running time of only 55 minutes the story flies past the eyes much in the way memories bounce in the psyche and it is this manner that makes the story fresh. There should be more to come from the creators and certainly from some of the fine new actors in this film. In French with English subtitles. Grady Harp