Typical story of disillusionment with life and being drawn into something that could give purpose to why you exist. Forbidden love and hidden or closeted gays in organisations where being gay is forbidden to me are very typical of WP or Neo Nazi groups where the draw is being with strong powerful men, but also being around the masculinity they represent. Most gay men identify with masculinity, either for themselves or want to associate with them and this story shows how a gay man can become caught up in their world trying to disown his own gayness.
Could not bear it, stopped the DVD after 40 mins and placed it in the sleeve to return.
Well acted however, the violence was not for us.
‘Brotherhood’ was quite a surprise. Initially I thought that I would not last the distance, as the neo-Nazi philosophy was being pursued without qualification. The brutish nature of the lead characters only heightened my concerns. However, it soon became clear that the film’s intention was to expose hypocrisy that was rife amongst the group on men indulging in violent antisocial behaviour. The hypocrisy was the homoerotic way the ‘men’ behaved with each other and was ugly, lewd and suggestive.
The real strength of the film was in the individual journeys that the lead characters took. One in particular emerged from hatred and violence to acceptance and understanding not only of others but also of himself but the price he paid was high. The love affair between two men was exceptionally well handled. It was raw, believable but especially dangerous as the others in the ‘Brotherhood’ came to understand that they were lovers, which was totally against the “rules”.
‘Brotherhood’ is an excellent film and I highly recommend it.
Not great. The Gay Neo Nazi skinheads become like a cliche. Good actors for a weak storyline, slow pace nearly boring.
Tedious piece from a dark place . Neo-Narzi horror that I didn't want or need .
I couldn't actually say that I ''enjoyed'' this Danish film, but it's still worth 4 stars...fairly violent but well worth watching for the great acting, interesting twists in the storyline and like a lot of Danish films, totally engrossing.
A complex exploration of facism & homophobia... well directed/filmed & convincingly acted... edgy & engaging...
So good I watched it twice. The detailed view into the members and behaviour of a neo-nazi extreme right wing group is fascinating enough, but the coming together of the educated and intelligent ex-army sergeant and the painfully inarticulate nazi group member produces an explosive mutual coming out with tragic consequences.
I loved this movie, great acting, great story. One of the best movies I have seen this year
Amazing, couldn't help be touched by this raw, unashamed look at the most unlikeliest place love could flourish. Highly recommended