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7 Ratings



Directed by Werner Hochbaum
Germany, 1929
Drama, Silent


During the Hamburg dock strike of 1896 two brothers – a dockworker and and policeman – find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

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Brother Directed by Werner Hochbaum

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  • josé neves's rating of the film Brother

    35mm. Without being an avant-garde work like the later ones that i recently saw and commented on, absolute revelations, this film is a keen (doubly, politically and formally) vision of the Soviet constructivist modes, not exactly at the level of editing - though it shuffles some of its symbologies - but from the angles of look at places and characters, cinema of intervention in the world. (and vice versa).

  • FISCHER's rating of the film Brother

    Avec une politisation extrême du conflit et un filmage hautement documentaire qui s'est déroulé dans le port de Hambourg, animé d'un constant souffle revendicatif, sans aucun acteur professionnel, le réalisateur compose une œuvre digne des grandes productions soviétiques du genre, avec leurs brillances et leurs lourdeurs habituelles...

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