Dir. Jacques Audiard • 2019 • UK • Drama • 122 mins • Cert 15
It’s 1851, and at the height of the Californian gold rush assassin brothers Eli and Charlie (Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly) are hired to kill alchemist and prospector Hermann Warm (Riz Ahmed), but not before stealing his miraculous and game changing formula for illuminating gold in rivers.
Adapted from Patrick DeWitt’s best-selling novel, Audiard’s film is a rare delight: part free-wheeling Western, part voyage of self-discovery.
Glittering with wry humour, The Sisters Brothers examines the origins of violence, the bonds of friendship and the scope for humanity in the most trying of circumstances.
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