Somebody’s about to hit the deck in Jacques Audiard’s latest film
French filmmaker Jacques Audiard makes his first English speaking film with The Sisters Brothers, which marks his first film since collecting the Palme d’Or for Dheepan back in 2015. The A Prophet and Rust and Bone writer/director has brought together a stellar cast for the dark western comedy that has echoes of the Coens, although it is in fact an adaptation of Patrick deWitt’s novel of the same name and becomes far more existential the longer it continues. Take a look at the first UK trailer for The Sisters Brothers to find out more.
It is 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. They have blood on their hands: that of criminals, that of innocents…and they know no state of existence other than being gunmen. The older of the two, introspective Eli, rides hard with his younger sibling yet dares to dream of a normal life. The younger of the two, hard-drinking Charlie, has taken charge with gusto as lead man on the duo’s assignments. Each increasingly questions, and quibbles with, the other’s methods.
The Sisters brothers find themselves on a journey through the Northwest, bringing them to the mountains of Oregon, a dangerous brothel in the small town of Mayfield, and eventually, the Gold Rush land of California — a journey that will test the deadly family ties that bind. But, can it also be the path to rediscovering what remains of their humanity?
Audiard wrote the screenplay with long-time collaborator Thomas Bidegain and stars Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly as the brothers, with the rest of the cast starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rutger Hauer, Carol Kane and Rebecca Root.
The Sisters Brothers moseys into UK cinemas on April 5th 2019.
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