Almost Brothers

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Almost Brothers
Almost Brothers.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Lúcia Murat
Produced by Ailton Franco Jr.
Branca Murat
Written by Paulo Lins
Lúcia Murat
Starring Caco Ciocler
Flavio Bauraqui
Werner Schünemann
Antônio Pompêo
Music by Nana Vasconcelos
Cinematography Jacob Solitrenick
Edited by Mair Tavares
Taiga Filmes
Ceneca Prodcciones
TS Productions
Distributed by Imovision
Release date
  • September 2004 (2004-09) (Festival do Rio)
  • April 1, 2005 (2005-04-01) (Brazil)
Running time
102 minutes
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese
Box office 460,087[1]

Almost Brothers (Portuguese: Quase Dois Irmãos) is a 2004 Brazilian film. It was directed by Lúcia Murat and written by Murat and Paulo Lins.[2] Switching back and forth in time between the 1970s and the 2000s, the film follows the friendship between a middle-class left-wing political activist and a criminal from Rio de Janeiro's favelas.[3]



It was produced by Brazilian studio Taiga Filmes in a co-production with Ceneca Producciones from Chile and TS Productions from France.[5] With a budget of almost R$3 million, it was shot in Rio de Janeiro on March, June, and July 2003.[6]


  1. ^ "Filmes Brasileiros Lançados - 1995 a 2013" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Ancine. p. 29. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 16, 2014. Retrieved June 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Almost Brothers - Cast, Crew, Director, and Awards". New York Times. Retrieved 23 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Holden, Stephen (2005-07-01). "Almost Brothers (2004): Friendship as a Frail Bridge Across the Chasm of Class". New York Times. Retrieved 23 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Almost Brothers - Cast". New York Times. Retrieved 23 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Quase Dois Irmãos" (in Portuguese). Empresa Brasil de Comunicação. Retrieved June 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Sessão Brasil exibe o filme inédito 'Quase Dois Irmãos', segunda, dia 31" (in Portuguese). Rede Globo. August 31, 2009. Retrieved June 16, 2014. 

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