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親愛的難兄難弟(愛爾蘭/2010/劇情)
MY BROTHERS (IRELAND/2010/DRAMA)
MY BROTHERS

語言:英語
Language: English

劇介
Noel、Paudie和Scwally偷了一輛麵包車,踏上橫跨愛爾蘭之旅,目的是幫病重的父親更換手錶。車子不斷發生故障,久未親密相處的兄弟也爭執不斷。他們在旅途中遇上奇奇怪怪的人物,最後終於到達了目的地,海濱小鎮巴利邦寧。那裡有一台遊戲機,裡頭放了一支手錶,與他們父親壞掉的那支一模一樣。當他們發現無法從機器裡拿出手錶,三人情緒崩潰了。他們精疲力竭地踏上返家之路,才意識到彼此是生活中的支柱。從今以後,他們將互相照顧。


劇介
本片背景設定在1987年萬聖節週末的愛爾蘭小社區。17歲的Noel(提米克里德飾演)、11歲的Paudie(保羅寇特尼飾演)和8歲的Scwally(TJ格里芬) 是三兄弟,他們開著一輛偷來的麵包車,要幫病重父親把他最珍愛的廉價卡西歐手錶換成另一支。大哥Noel為了留作紀念,偷偷地把錶從父親手腕上摘下來。

劇介
由去年屢獲殊榮的《The Eclipse》製片團隊操盤,《親愛的難兄難弟》是一部以1987年萬聖節週末為背景的溫馨公路電影。17 歲的Noel是三兄弟中的老大,一直以來個性內斂、認真、負責。

他不小心把病重父親最心愛的手錶給弄壞了,那是他從巴利邦寧鎮的遊戲機贏來的。為了再贏得一個給父親,他「借用」了老闆的麵包車,帶著弟弟們、11歲的Paudie和7歲的Scwally一起上路。Paudie是個自負的小男孩,不算絕頂聰明,但他夢想為利物浦足球隊效力。Scwally沒看過《星際大戰》,但對這部片很著迷。兄弟之間的差異和共同點,讓這趟旅程超出了預期。

導演:保羅斐瑞瑟
製片:蕾貝卡歐弗拉納根,羅伯沃波爾
製作公司:Rubicon Films
主演:提米克里德,保羅寇特尼,TJ格里芬,唐威徹利,凱特艾許菲德

獎項:
2011年愛爾蘭電影電視獎最佳剪輯。
2011年愛爾蘭電影電視獎最佳原創配樂入圍
2011年愛爾蘭電影電視獎最佳電影劇本入圍

影展
2010年翠貝卡電影節
2010年羅馬國際電影節
2011年愛丁堡國際電影節正式入選
2011年詹姆森都柏林國際電影節正式入選
2011年芝加哥愛爾蘭電影節正式入選
2011年美國加州蒂伯龍電影節正式入選
2011年克拉科夫國際電影節正式入選

導演保羅斐瑞瑟訪問:
《親愛的難兄難弟》是保羅的第一部執導作品。
三位年輕演員提米克里德、保羅寇特尼和 TJ格里芬在影片中表現出色。你是怎麼找到他們的?......

花絮:
聽說你們找到一位名歌手來寫電影歌曲?
我們透過愛爾蘭電影委員會的友人,找上了雪警樂團(Snow Patrol)的主唱蓋瑞萊博迪。他問我們是否想共同創作一些歌曲。與蓋瑞萊博迪共同創作歌曲!我實在太驚訝了。我不想讓音樂太復古,只要能襯托出由角色創造出來的歷程就好。

影評:
長期與尚恩米道斯合作的保羅斐瑞瑟首次執導電影,《親愛的難兄難弟》是一部毫不妥協的公路片,紮實的在地感,辛酸與冷幽默巧妙融合,肯定會在藝術片領域圈粉無數。


Synopsis
Stealing a dodgy bread van Noel, Paudie and Scwally set out on an adventure across the wild Irish landscape to replace their dying father’s watch. Trouble comes their way immediately as the van continually breaks down and the estranged brothers start bickering at each other. After being sidetracked and bumping into odd characters along their journey the boys finally arrive at their destination, the seaside town of Ballybunion, where an identical watch to their father’s broken one sits in an arcade machine. Emotions come to a head when they cant extract the watch. Heading home, exhausted and homesick, the boys come to the realization that what they have in life is each other. And that from now on, they’ll have to look out for each other.


Synopsis
Set in small Irish community over Halloween weekend, 1987. Three brothers – Noel (Creed), age 17; Paudie (Courtney), 11; and Scwally (Griffin) aged eight – take to the road in a stolen bakery van to replace the cheap Casio watch prized by their dying father; the eldest had surreptitiously slipped it off the man’s wrist so he would have a memento after the man’s passing.

Synopsis
From the producers of last year’s award-winning “The Eclipse,” “My Brothers” is a beautiful and heartwarming road movie set during the Halloween weekend of 1987. The eldest of three boys, 17-year-old Noel has always been the reserved, serious, and responsible one.

When he accidentally breaks his dying father’s wristwatch that he won from an arcade in the town of Ballybunion, he “borrows” his boss’ bread van with his two younger brothers—11-year-old Paudie and seven-year-old Scwally—in tow. Paudie is a bit cocky and not so bright but dreams of playing for the Liverpool soccer team. Scwally has never seen Star Wars but is obsessed with it. On the trip, brotherly differences—and similarities—turn the journey into more than what they expected.

Director:        Paul Fraser
Producers:        Rebecca O' Flanagan, Rob Walpole
Production Co:    Rubicon Films
Cast:            Timmy Creed, Paul Courtney, TJ Griffin, Don Wycherley, Kate Ashfield

Awards:
Best Editing, Irish Film and Television Awards, 2011.
Best Original Score Nominee, Irish Film and Television Awards, 2011.
Best Script for Film Nominee, Irish Film and Television Awards, 2011.

Festivals:
Tribeca Film Festival 2010.
Rome International Film Festival 2010.
Official selection, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011.
Official Selection, Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2011.
Official Selection, Chicago Irish Film Festival 2011.
Official Selection, Tiburon Film Festival, CA, USA 2011.
Official Selection, Krakow International Film Festival 2011.

Interview with the Director, Paul Fraser:
My Brothers is Paul’s directorial debut.
Your three young stars - Timmy Creed, Paul Courtney and TJ Griffin - are fantastic in the film. How did you find them?....

Trivia:
You had a famous helping hand with the songs?
Through a connection with the Irish Film Board we got in touch with the lead singer of Snow Patrol, Gary Lightbody. He asked if we wanted to co-write some songs. Co-write songs with Gary Lightbody! He blew me away. I didn’t want the music to go all retro; I just wanted it to serve this character driven little odyssey.

Reviews:
Longtime Shane Meadows collaborator Paul Fraser makes his feature directing debut with "My Brothers," a small but scrappy road-tripper whose solid sense of place and sure-handed blend of poignancy and unsentimental humor should earn it fans on the arthouse circuit.