Brother (I) (2000)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller

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A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence.




  • Takeshi Kitano and Omar Epps in Brother (2000)
  • Takeshi Kitano in Brother (2000)
  • Takeshi Kitano in Brother (2000)
  • Takeshi Kitano and Claude Maki in Brother (2000)
  • Susumu Terajima in Brother (2000)
  • Takeshi Kitano in Brother (2000)

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1 January 2005 | antony-1
| Very enjoyable (a quick review)
Normally I like to give more detail in a review, but this is a quick one.

I enjoyed this movie a lot. I'm not entirely sure why. I think mostly it was just plain fun. 'Beat' Takeshi was just brilliant in the role of Aniki. It's a sign of a great actor when he can command your attention without really doing anything.

I loved its thoughtful pace and purpose, and how there was a real symmetry in the story. In terms of introduction of the characters and their interactions, the story closes in reverse really nicely. I won't say much more, as I don't want to spoil it; it's not major, just nicely done.

All in all, I highly recommend it. It's quite violent at times, but if you're okay with that (and hell, perhaps even like it in a Kill Bill kind of way) then definitely check this out.

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Release Date:

27 January 2001


English, Japanese, Italian, Spanish

Country of Origin

USA, UK, Japan

Filming Locations

Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,029 22 July 2001

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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