EN - Ex-hotel manager Mark gets an unexpected invitation from the beautiful, immensely rich Irish woman Grace who wishes to renew their old love affair of 20 years before. However, the message is not meant for him but for his brother Michel who bankrupted the parental hotel at the time and then left with Mark’s wife. Encouraged by his money-mad neighbour Ronnie, Mark decides to pose as his brother and to settle the old family score that way. But when Mark and Ronnie arrive in Ireland, it turns out that Grace has her own agenda…

NL - Ex-hoteluitbater Mark Lebeer krijgt onverwacht een uitnodiging van de knappe, steenrijke Ierse Grace om hun oude liefdes-affaire van twintig jaar geleden nieuw leven in te blazen. Het bericht is echter niet voor hem bedoeld, maar voor zijn broer Michel die destijds het ouderlijk hotel failliet heeft geholpen en daarna vertrokken is met Marks vrouw. Opgestookt door zijn geldzuchtige buurman Ronnie, besluit Mark zich uit te geven voor zijn broer en zo de vroegere familiale ‘rekeningen’ te vereffenen. Wanneer Mark en Ronnie in Ierland toekomen, blijkt dat Grace ook haar eigen, duistere agenda heeft…


Title Brother
Original title Broer
Original language Dutch, English
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Genre thriller
Year 2016
World première / first public presentation 2016-01-20


Cast Koen De Bouw, Koen De Graeve, Titus De Voogdt, Udo Kier, Alison Doody, Elva Trill
Photography Gerd Schelfhout
Editing Dieter Diependaele
Sound Geert Vlegels
Art director Kurt Rigolle
Costume Joëlle Meerbergen
Makeup Evie Haemels
Music Steve Willaert

Technical specs

Running time film 115'
Release format DCP
Aspect ratio 1:2.35
Sound format stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Screen Flanders
Production partners Telegael
Tax shelter partners Casa Kafka Pictures


2016: Cinequest (US), Cleveland International Film Festival (US)

Cleveland takes four from Flanders

The Ardennes, Brother, Paradise Trips and Café Derby have all been selected for the International Film Festival in Cleveland (30 March-10 April). The Flemish quartet will appear in the World Tour section, which introduces a variety of international hits from more than 70 countries. Schneider vs. Bax by Alex van Warmerdam, a co-production with Flanders, is also included in the programme.

The ArdennesFollowing recent announcements that The Ardennes will be theatrically released in the US, Robin Pront’s debut feature gets a test-run in front of an American audience during the International Film Festival of Cleveland.

Published on Tuesday 8 March 2016

Brother and Problemski Hotel invited to Cinequest

Geoffrey Enthoven’s latest film Brother and Problemski Hotel, the debut feature by Manu Riche, are to receive their North American premieres at the Cinequest Film Festival (1-13 March) in Silicon Valley.

BrotherIn Brother, Mark gets an unexpected invitation from a rich Irish woman, Grace, who wishes to renew their love affair of 20 years before. However, the message is not meant for him but for his late brother Michel. Mark decides to pose as his brother and to settle the old family score that way. But it turns out that Grace has her own agenda.

Published on Tuesday 2 February 2016

Flanders Image presents "Talent 10 Watch" 2015

Autumn  2015 is set to become the busiest season ever for Flemish cinema. 10 Flemish filmmakers will present their first or second feature in the days, weeks and months to come. To celebrate their success, Flanders Image brought the 10 directors together for a photo shoot at Vilvoorde-based camera and lighting rental company Lites.

Ten to watchThe photo of the 10 filmmakers - available HERE (PSD) or HERE (JPEG) - is free of rights in HR/300dpi. (credit: Johan Jacobs/Flanders Image)

Published on Thursday 3 September 2015

26 feature projects in the pipeline

The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) recently approved funding for 26 feature-length fiction projects. The list includes much anticipated projects, such as Stijn Coninx’s Marina and Pieter Van Hees’s Waste Land, that can start production. Dominique Deruddere’s Flying Home and Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens’ Kebab Royal also received development support, while Lucifer by two-time Cannes selected director Gust Van den Berghe and Marry Me by Kadir Balci got script funding for their next projects.

Bogdan Dreyer's The IdiotEpidemic, the production company behind Koen Mortier’s 22nd of May and Ex Drummer, received production support for both Bruno Forzani and Hélène Cattet’s The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears and Waste Land, a new film by Pieter Van Hees (Dirty MindLeft Bank). Brussels-based production outfit Savage Film (Bullhead) can start production on Fabrice Du Welz’s Alleluia, while A Private View (Oxygen) is set to shoot Joël Vanhoebrouck’s Brasserie Romantique, which was written by Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem and Pat Van Beirs (who both scripted Moscow, Belgium).

Published on Monday 19 December 2011

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Director Geoffrey Enthoven
Producers Mariano Vanhoof
Writers Pierre De Clercq

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