polski
Film description
Screenings
24th of July, 18:45
30th of July, 10:15
31th of July, 19:15
Do you want to see this film?
yes!nomaybe
Save
Make the description available
Other users’ tags
greens: 53
yellows: 48
reds: 119
byc moze...
~ psubrat
chetniej w domu
~ szelmek
do obejrzenia poza festiwalem
~ courty
do obejrzenia w domu
~ blyszczacyszesciostrzal
O MÓJ BOŻE. No przecież, że to było Gilliama! Haha! Heath
~ mademoiselletimide
do obejrzenia po festiwalu
~ wks
hollywood
~ m4ro
The Brothers Grimm
dir. Terry Gilliam / UK, Czech Republic, USA 2005 / 118’
subtitles: Polish and English

Cast

Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Peter Stormare, Jonathan Pryce, Monica Bellucci, Lena Headey, Mackenzie Crook, Richard Ridings, Jan Unger, Jakub Zindulka

awards

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2006 – Actor of the Year

Film description

In this film shot under pressure from Hollywood producers, Gilliam weaves fantasy around the story of the famous German fairy tale collectors. In 18th-century French-occupied Germany, with Napoleonic conquest and administration in the background, the shrewd brothers make their living as travelling con artists. Advertising themselves as exorcists, they charge hefty fees for getting rid of ghosts and phantoms – which they previously manufacture to scare their unwitting customers. However, their talents are put to a more daunting test when they reach a village where girls have been disappearing under mysterious circumstances. When the Grimms’ fictionalized biographies interlace with fairy tale story lines, the effect is considerably closer to Gothic horror than Disney sweetness and the darkly twisted aesthetics recall the work of Tim Burton and Jan Švankmajer. The brothers’ conflicting characters personify the conflict between rationality and romanticism – a theme Gilliam explored previously in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Wilhelm Grimm speaks the voice of Enlightenment reason, while Jakob is a romantic dreamer. Given the spirit of Gilliam’s body of work, it is not difficult to guess that he sides wholeheartedly with Jakob – in The Brothers Grimm the director taunts conventional notions of common sense while creating an eccentric spectacle that brings us closer to his own perspective of reality.


My AFF
1th edition archive website (year 2010).
Go to the current edition website:
www.americanfilmfestival.pl
Festival Calendar
October 2010 (1st edition)
MTWTFSN
1819 20 21 22 23 24
Go to the section
Search
for film / director / concert:
© Stowarzyszenie Nowe Horyzonty 2010-2011
aff@snh.org.pl
www.americanfilmfestival.pl
created by: Pracownia Pakamera