Two Brothers

Synopsis: 1920s Indochina. In the wild, a pair of adult tigers have just had a litter of two male cubs. It is a loving family unit, with the two brothers having a bond through their adventurous spirit. In different incidents, the cubs are captured individually, and although both in captivity live very different lives. Their individual captures were directly or indirectly associated with the work of Aidan McRory, a treasure and big game hunter, whose main goal is to make as much money for himself by selling his largely illegally obtained artifacts and animal parts at auction in Europe. Through the process, he has an emotional connection with one of the cubs, who is eventually named Kumal, but of who he eventually loses track. The cubs' lives are affected negatively by a number of other people who are working solely toward their own end goals, but the other cub, who is eventually named Sangha, also makes an emotional human connection to a young boy named Raoul Normandin, the son of the area admini
Director(s): Jean-Jacques Annaud
Production: Universal Pictures
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.1
Metacritic:
63
Rotten Tomatoes:
78%
PG
Year:
2004
109 min
$18,947,630
Website
402 Views

300 Guineas. Now Ladies and Gentlemen,

Who would start with 300 Guineas on this magnificent pair of tusks?

Oh, please let's hear a Gentlemen, 300 Guineas.

This ivory is exceptional.

As you know, offer for sale by Mr. Aidan McRory himself.

It must guaranty museum quality.

Very well. Should we say 200 Guineas? Do I hear 200 Guineas?

All right. What about 180?

Surely, 150 Guineas?

No? No one?

Not sold.

With our next large lot No. 38, we leave Africa and journey there to Southeast Asia.

This is a 13th Century sandstone Buddha from the unknown reach of that region.

I'll start the bidding at 200 Guineas.

270 Guineas to the back. 270. Thank you, sir.

350 on my left.

400 at the front.

450 on my right.

550 on my left.

700 at the front.

850 at the back.

900 Guineas.

950 Guineas sold to the gentleman at the back. Congratulations!

We get down to our next lot...

This is a statue dated back to late 12th Century...

Beautiful statue here.

Big money, but too heavy.

Just take the head.

Tiger! Tiger! Tiger!

Run! Run!

Rifle! Bring those too.

We lost it. Let's go back.

What's the bounty for a tiger?

150 Piasters.

See that you get it.

Lay this out.

I'm warning you. You bite me, I'll bite you back.

All right?

Yeah, drink some of this. You'll like it.

Look, look,

See, it's nice.

Come on. Try a little bit more.

You can't make war on the entire world. Did you?

Am I going to get that hand back, or I'm going to lose it?

You'd like to keep that hand forever, don't you think?

You like that?

Yeah, have a little of this.

They are honey drops.

My favorite.

Umm, nice, uh?

My father, the Chief, in the name of the village,

thanks you for killing the tiger.

Tigers bring death.

They kill all of our buffalos, our chickens, our people.

We own you for the death of our enemy.

After all the help he's giving me, I'm glad at his service.

Will you tell the Chief, next year if I return for these statues,

I'll need his assistance again.

In the meantime, I know I can count on his friendship and discretion.

The Chief says, discretion is the Orientals virtue.

Of course. Well thank him for what he's done, I'll give him the hide.

The Chief says he'd rather have them alive.

No, I mean the big tiger, the dead one.

The Chief says, the dead one is also welcome.

He thanks you very much for both tigers.

No. I don't think he understand.

Can I help you, Captain?

Sergeant Van Tranh. Second district.

What do I see here?

Pretty subject from this safari outfit.

I should say statues stolen from the temples.

Is that what you see?

I see blocks of old stone, found in the jungle.

In that case, in accordance with section 12, subsection 211

of the Mineral Resources Act, relating to the illicit use of stone quarry,

I request you show me your hands.

Follow me.

Tiger attacked him and he lost his leg.

On your way.

He gives you this charm to thank you as a sign of him gratitude.

Go.

It will bring you luck.

Looks like I might need it.

The Administrator thanks you for reporting the statue thief.

We know our lord by the gift he brings.

So, Chief.

50, 100,

150. 200. 250.

Where you put him?

In the general holding cell, Mr. Administrator.

Very good. Has he had anything to eat?

I gave him some food, but he wouldn't touch it.

Good, very good.

Of course, you took him shoelaces away?

Yes. We've done everything you asked, Mr. Administrator.

Splendid!

I don't believe it.

The famous Aidan McRory is in prison.

What a ludicrous these days could be,

turn you in here.

Open.

Forgive me. I am Eugen Normandin.

The Administrator of this district.

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Alain Godard

Alain Godard is a screenwriter and film producer best known for such films as The Name of the Rose, Two Brothers, Enemy at the Gates, Day of the Falcon, Wolf Totem and Dracula and Son. more…

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