The Sisters Brothers is based on Patrick DeWitt‘s novel, with Joaquin Phoenix as Charlie Sisters, and John C Reilly as Eli Sisters, and it’s not too long in the trailer before someone picks up on the fact that they’re brothers, yet they’re called Sisters.
Reminds me when I had a Maths teacher at school called Mr Little, who was the height of a house. One day I asked him, “Mr Little? How come you’re called ‘Little’ when you’re so tall?” He went “HUMPH!” and walked off. I was left thinking, “Huh?”
Anyhoo, this film revolves around the colourfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm (Riz Ahmed) who’s being pursued across 1000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters. Except… Eli is having a personal crisis and beginning to doubt the longevity of his chosen career. And Hermann might have a better offer.
This looks fantastic and I also loved the fact that they used the original version of Tainted Love, by Gloria Jones, in this trailer – and hopefully in the movie too, given how much it plays a part in one scene, even though that song was released in 1965, and the Wild West occured around a century beforehand.
The Sisters Brothers hasn’t yet got a UK or US release date.
Director: Jacques Audiard
Writers: Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain
Also stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rutger Hauer, Carol Kane, Creed Bratton, Duncan Lacroix, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Niels Arestrup
Check out the trailer below.
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