For My Brother 2014
For Min Brors Skyld (original title)
1h 57min | Drama | 8 December 2014 (Denmark)
The two brothers Aske (17 years old) and Bastian (12 years old) live with their father, Lasse. Their mother died seven years earlier. Every day they live in a world where fear, violence and alcohol are huge factors, but where the brothers’ strong and close relationship means everything. Aske’s fight for survival means that he has to serve his father’s sexual needs, which include abuse from the father, but also from paying customers and the father’s friend Hans (who has a lot of contacts in the pedophile environment). Aske tries everything to keep his little brother out of it all so that he won’t experience the same as himself. But one day Bastian is abused by their father and Aske’s entire world is about to fall apart. The brothers choose to move to Norway, far away in the beautiful mountains. Their friendship outshines everything! They are together and far away from their evil father… Yet one morning everything is turned upside down and suddenly their fate from home is brought to …
Just remember that this is not a film to entertain you, but it is here to open your eyes on the child abuse issue. This is one of the major problems today we’re facing around the world. All the governments had taken the strict actions on the matter, yet somewhere without being noticed domestically these things keeps happening. Such a theme was this film, which is not easy to digest the ugly truth it reveals.
Looks like a B movie from the Denmark, the production quality was decent, but the topic of the film was very strong and that makes it a must see even if you think you’re not made for the micro- budget, not-so-popular films.
I’ve seen films like ‘Trade’, ‘Taken’, ‘Eden’ et cetera, but this is something a new angle about when parents are directly involved in the such dirty affairs. This story was about two brothers and their miserable childhood. After their mother died of an accident, they end up in the custody of their abusive father. Life won’t be the same as it was before to them, but the eldest takes all the measures to protect his little brother. Unfortunately, it looks the fate is not on their side when a terrible thing unfolds after one bad evening, which leads to a chain of events before concluding the narration with a twist.
“When I grow up I won’t hit my kids.”
I am really lucky to find this film, which is yet to open its wings to reach the wider audience globally. I know this is not a film to have some good time, but might disturb you with its strong contents. Yes, the film has some of the bold scenes which strongly restricts for the adult’s viewing. The film was shot in some of the beautiful locations, but what the story was dealing makes us to focus only on the cruelty the two minors are encountering.
Just watch it to believe what’s actually happening in the families of child abuse history. If this is what the fate of innocent children in the first world nation’s lower class families, then imagine what about the second and the third world. If you had seen ‘Trade of Innocents’ and ‘Graceland’, you will get a clear picture.
The director and actors are all the fresh faces, but given a one good product as the theme wise. One of the few things I did not feel comfortable was the camera work. It was very shaky and in the initial part it had given me a hard time to get used to it. Because of that kind of screenplay, it looked like it was shot with a camcorder.
The others were the nude parts which were a bit unnecessary for a little film like this, but they went for a bold statement and I appreciate that effort. And finally the story, in some segments it did not convince me, as they were way too off from real like the accident in the beginning and dragging climax. If you won’t mind these things considering it is a B movie, this film is definitely worth seeing. So here it goes my recommendation for the grown ups only.
Director: Brian Bang
Writer: Brian Bang
Stars: Elias MunkChristopher Friis Jensen, Allan Karlsen
Release Date: 8 December 2014 (Denmark)
Also Known As: For My Brother
Filming Locations: Denmark
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 2
File size : 7.65 GiB
Duration : 1h 57mn
Overall bit rate : 9 334 Kbps