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Two Brothers, My Sister (1994)

Três Irmãos (original title)
Lisboa, Portugal, mid-1990s. Three brothers, a young woman and two young men, are living together, careless of the future, or even the present. They love each other, but one day they go ... See full summary »

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Teresa Villaverde
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5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Maria de Medeiros ... Maria
Marcello Urgeghe Marcello Urgeghe ... Mário
Evgeniy Sidikhin ... João
Laura del Sol ... Teresa
Mireille Perrier Mireille Perrier ... The Teacher
Fernando Reis Jr. Fernando Reis Jr. ... The Father
Olimpia Carlisi Olimpia Carlisi ... The Mother
Luís Miguel Cintra Luís Miguel Cintra ... Friend at the Apartment
José Meireles José Meireles ... Maria's Friend
Carlos Gonçalves Carlos Gonçalves ... Boss
Jorge Silva Jorge Silva ... Boss' Son
Orlando Costa Orlando Costa ... 1st Policeman
Frederico Kayaya Júnior Frederico Kayaya Júnior ... 2nd Policeman
Leonardo Guzmán Leonardo Guzmán ... Disco Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adelina Andrade Adelina Andrade ... Boss's Wife
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Lisboa, Portugal, mid-1990s. Three brothers, a young woman and two young men, are living together, careless of the future, or even the present. They love each other, but one day they go separate ways. When Maria does need help, the three brothers will join again - but a trifle too late. Written by Artemis-9

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Country:

Portugal | France | Germany

Language:

Portuguese | Spanish

Release Date:

4 November 1994 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Bezbrzezny smutek See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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an overlooked pearl
6 November 2005 | by cookie_on_fireSee all my reviews

this movie glorifies maria de medeiros and her acting capabilities. it makes you feel the characters, you are sunken within the photography of it, within the beauty of maria, closeups of her face, glittering of the tears in her eyes and her fragility. it is based in a dream-like city surroundings within a fictitious family of two brothers and a suicidal sister.

can brothers be strong enough to protect the sister from herself? can their love be big enough to fight the opposing dark powers in her mind? instead of stability and normality the three of them soon connect to their own circle of pathological interdependence. you envy them for their relationship, even though it's sick. as far as i am considered, this movie is one of my favorite ever. there is not strongly structured story, the movie is grounded more on expressionistic scenes.

i've only seen it once, but it stays inside of me for years, i frequently remember it. i doubt you can leave the theater without being really touched inside after seeing it. i am absolutely amazed by how little attention it got worldwide. and - no comments on IMDb after all these years? wow. this cannot be true? even though the movie is dark and a bit depressive, it is also subtly cathartic. it will not put you in a bad mood, yet it will awake something melancholic inside you, something you 've forgotten exists there.


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