New trailer online for Brothers
The remake of Brødre, Brothers, is looking like a real contender to be as good as, or perhaps better, than the original. That's saying a lot as I think the Susanne Bier film is really good, and stars some great actors such as Connie Nielsen, Ulrich Thomsen and Nikolaj Lie Kaas.
Now though we have Jim Sheridan directing from a David Benioff adaptation of the original story with Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal taking the same roles as the above actors, and that does look like a strong line-up to contend with the original. Then there's this new non-US trailer to give us more hope.
However some of the trailers to date have given a different feel to the film, touching on a darker, more psychological thriller and emphasising the potential issues when the solider returns home.
Oh, just in case you don't know the plot, it focuses on two brothers, one of whom has a family and is in the army, while the other has just been released from prison, and is held at arms distance by the family.
When the soldier goes missing in Afghanistan and is presumed dead, the other brother steps up and begins looking after his family. However one night things go too far and he sleeps with his brother's widow.
However it's not long before the soldier is discovered alive, held captive by the enemy all this time, and is returned home, traumatised and battle scarred.
The original Brødre is a good film, and I really liked it, but with this new trailer I'm beginning to find more interest for the remake, Brothers. The new non-US trailer has a lot going for it and really does put the emphasis on story telling. I really like it and it sets a strong feeling for the film, much better than the previous.
See what you think: