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Brothers (2003)

Original title: Broidit

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Feature film | Drama Duration 78:00

Young Finnish man Joni decides to move to Pärnu with his Estonian girlfriend Rimma. Joni's brother, photographer Sami who is 15 years older, is so busy working that he is about to lose his girlfriend Sanna. Sami is told by Joni's doctor that Joni should be quickly found. Sami has the feeling that Joni is not well and feels responsible for bringing Joni back to hospital in Finland. Yet, Sami finds out that Joni is in love and happy with his life in Pärnu, not thinking about death. When the brothers meet abroad in a strange town, they will rediscover ...

Director: Esa Illi

Keywords: garden | slum atmosphere | love | medical code of ethics | photographer | emotional congestion | peace of mind | fears | baldhead | boatride | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Kinotar (Finland)
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Finnish, Estonian
Duration 78:00


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Producer Lasse Saarinen
Co-producer Kaie-Ene Rääk
Director Esa Illi
Screenwriter Esa Illi
Cinematographer Marita Hällfors | Pekka Uotila
Composer Esa Illi
Sound Designer Janne Laine | Tuomas Klaavo | Kirka Sainio | Pertti Venetjoki
Editor Kaie-Ene Rääk


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

No suppoting roles

First releases

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  • in cinema: 10.10.2003, Helsinki, Oulu, Pori, Tampere, Turku, Finland
  • in cinema: 29.11.2003, Cinema Mai, Pärnu; preview screening, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 01.12.2003, PÖFF, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Shanghai International Film Festival (China), 2004, Best Screenplay: Esa Illi Best Cameraman Award: Marita Hällfors, Pekka Uotila
  • Participation, BRFF - Brussels Film Festival (Belgium), 2004, Competition programme
  • Participation, International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg (Germany), 2004

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm