The Sisters Brothers

22 Jan 2020

Director: Jacques Audiard



121 min

John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix star as squabbling siblings in Jacques Audiard’s subtle, darkly funny and offbeat modern take on the Western. Set in Oregon in the 1850’s, brothers Eli and Charlie are two disreputable guys working for a shadowy man nicknamed The Commodore, played in pleasing cameo by Rutger Hauer. Embarking on a new mission to travel to San Francisco and dispose of an individual with the unlikely name of Hermann Kermit Warm, The Commodore has loaned Eli and Charlie an annoying private detective played by Jake Gyllenhaal. With broad, appealing storytelling and witty narrative, the film is elevated by outstanding performances from Reilly, Phoenix and Gyllenhaal as their characters discover things about each other that they never considered before.

Venice Film Festival 2018 – Jacques Audiard Silver Lion Award for Best Director