Audience Reviews for Broderskab (Brotherhood). "Brotherhood," a new film from Denmark, is a brilliantly acted, heart-wrenching drama about the complexities of the human heart. It has a bit of a predictable and melodramatic dimension ("Brokeback Mountain" among neo-Nazis, one might say), but there's no denying its power and humanity. Would that all melodramas had this much quality. David Dencik as Jimmy, a young neo-Nazi struggling with his emerging homosexuality, is so good and so complex that he deserves Oscar consideration. Thure Lindhart as his love interest is also very good, if a bit one-dimensional. Notable also are exceptional supporting performances, especially by Morten Holst as Jimmy's drug-addicted younger brother.
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The film introduces us to a close-knit band of young neo-Nazis in present-day Denmark. Their leader is in regular contact with a well-educated man of about 60, who acts as a sort of father figure to them, visiting them frequently and schooling them on the finer aspects of fascist philosophy. The film takes neo-Nazis seriously, choosing not to present them as buffoons or monsters. It certainly does not side with Nazis, but it takes seriously the attractiveness of the movement particularly for young white males who lack a sense of family and belonging. The deep fraternal bonds that emerge among them make it all the more wrenching when they have to decide how to handle the news that two of their brothers have fallen in love. The central drama concerns their competing loyalties. What is more important to the movement, brotherhood or ideological purity? If they choose ideology, how far will they go in spurning their brothers.
A shocking twist at the end adds an extra layer of complexity that was appreciated. I won't reveal it, but I'll say that writer/director Nicolo Donato ponders some intriguing questions about the vantage point of the traditional gay movement. Donato seems to be reminding us that everything is not always as it seems at first. Choose your demons carefully.