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Director: J.C. Oliva
Writer: Joe Brouillette (screenplay)
Genre: Short movie
Country: USA
Year: 2008
Duration: 11 min

 

Stars: Kevin Fabian, Malcolm McRae and Mathis Fender

 

 

 

 

Ova priča mi djeluije pomalo patetično iako je označena kao istinita. Patetičnost mi se ogleda u plačljivoj faci sad već odraslog Paula koji nam priča ovu naizgled tužnu priču o ljubavi prema bratu.
Priča nije tužna u smislu što je neko dobio punu pažnju i ljubav od rođenog brata pa makar to imalo za poslijedicu i incest. Jedino ko se u njoj može optužiti su roditelji kojima je alkohol bio preči od rođene djece.
Paul je dobio sve ono što je želio od brata u tom trenutku. Otkrio je i svoju seksualnost i saznao više o sebi. Uzajamna bratska ljubav nije trebala da se izrodi u incest , ali ako taj dio zanemarimo Paul bi trebalo da je sretan što ima takvog brata, a ne da plačljivo govori o tome kako ga je ostavio i nastavio da živi svojim životom.

Već sam pisao o mojim emotivnim i seksualnim vezama sa rođacima koji su sada svi sretno oženjeni i imaju djecu. To što sam u tinejdžerskim danima imao sreću da sa njima podjelim nešto što ćemo pamtiti cjeli život me je samo obogatilo i pomoglo da shvatim i sebe i druge ljude koji me okružuju. Hvala im na tome.

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4 October 2011 | by Arcadio Bolanos (Peru) ( IMDB)

Deprived of a caring father or a loving mother, two brothers must fend for themselves in the midst of their parents’ rampaging alcoholism. It’s often said in psychoanalytic theory that the name of the father is the ultimate authority, which inscribes the child into the symbolic order. But what authority can be obtained from a parental figure that lives in constant stupor and drunkenness? Clearly, there is no such thing as a valid name of the father in the lives of these two kids, and perhaps that’s why there are no clear rules for them save for survival, which in this case means to take care of each other. As the younger brother, aged 12, keeps wetting the bed, the older brother takes him to his bedroom, and helps him to get naked so that he can clean him up.

The child is very fond of the teenager, and looks up to him. There is no real affection towards mothers or fathers here, only brotherly love. Soon, the proximity of the two kids as they start sharing the same bed awakens something. Sexuality irrupts strongly for the child who experiences his first erection as he feels his brother’s body pressed against his.

In a house ruled by two alcoholic adults, these underage kids find a special comfort and refugee in one of western civilization’s oldest taboos: incest. There is an in-between area of sexual ambiguity, do they experience sex as a manifestation of carnality or rather as the one instance in which they can redefine their roles without fears or worries about the specular images of adulthood (their parents), and by extension, society? Carefully devised, J.C. Oliva’s short film circumvents controversy by offering us poetic images and flashbacks sequences that makes us understand why these characters do what they do, without judging them or exploiting them.

  


Brotherly (2008)

  • Actors:

    Paul
    Kevin Fabian
    Young Paul
    Malcolm McRae
    Michael
    Mathis Fender
    Paul’s Father
    Jonathan Robert Kaplan
    Paul’s Mother
    Lisa Michel

  • Rating: (143 votes)

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