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Hermano

4.5 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews

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Raised as brothers, intense teammates and competitors on the soccer field - the gregarious, swaggering Julio and the wiry, focused Daniel/ 'Gato' have remained virtually inseparable ever since the newborn Daniel was found abandoned in a trash heap in their La Ceniza slum. The opportunity of their lives arrives when a football scout invites them to try out for the city's top professional team, just as a tragic act of violence threatens to tear them apart and prevent them from achieving their dreams.

Special Features

* Audio commentary with director Marcel Rasquin
* Interview with Marcel Rasquin
* Theatrical trailer

Product Details

  • Actors: Fernando Moreno, Eliu Armas, Ali Rondon
  • Directors: Marcel Rasquin
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Music Box Films
  • DVD Release Date: December 18, 2012
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009IDGMMK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,589 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Format: DVD
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This is a beautiful film about growing up in the "school of hard knocks" in Venezuela. A tough but tender film with an ending that will leave you breathless with surprise. A must see for all aficionados of Latin American Spanish-language drama.
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I was surprised to find such mediocre ratings of this film on Rotten Tomatoes, where many of the professional critics disparage the film for some of its cinematic cliches and hard to believe plot twists. Had I not lived in Venezuela for 5 years, I might have agreed with them, but sadly, the violence in this film is a pretty accurate reflection of life in the barrios of Venezuela, especially Caracas. The film, full of references that Venezuelan audiences would get, also relates themes such as honor, love of family, and vigilante justice which are very much the essence of Venezuelan culture. I'm also not a particularly huge fan of 'futbol', but the soccer scenes in this film are quite enticing. That is not to say that non-Venezuelans would not appreciate this film - if you can look beyond some of the melodramatic coincidences and empathize with the current experiences of people trying to make a living in places like Catia, I think you will also find this a very poignant and powerful film about the trade-offs between sacrificing on behalf of loved ones who died versus sacrificing for those loved ones still alive.
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Outstanding movie about brotherhood and a cautionary tale about the consequences of revenge. This is a very worthwhile movie to see.
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Raised in Europe, I am much more fond of soccer that American football. I saw this DVD at my local library and since I love foreign movies, I was drawn to see a film from Venezuela that had a story about soccer as a subtly weaving story of a movie. In most poor countries, sports is a sure way to gain financial security. Unable to secure education, it is sure way to avoid misery of poverty that looms over large majority of people.

So the story begins when one day a young woman and her toddler son come across abandoned baby left in a pile of garbage. Young woman is without husband and poor and surely cannot afford to raise another child, but her heart goes out to a crying infant who she and her son Julio adoringly call "Gato" (Cat) because he was crying like a kitten when they found him abandoned. 16 years later, two boys are raised as brothers and they both call the woman Mother since she raised them both with everything she's got. While Julio is big boy, strong with abundance of girlfriends and large group of friends, Daniel (Gato) is quiet, gentle, skinny kid with kind of gentle kindness that is rare to find. Boys love to spend time together, they play soccer at the local club and have a kind of bond that even biological brothers do not have. Julio is protective of his little brother and Daniel, living quietly in a shadow of his big brother is thinking of ways they can overcome their poverty and make their mother proud.

One day, tragedy strikes and it is only days before boys are preparing for tryout to play soccer a the national team. Tryouts and potential pick for the team would be their way out of ghetto in which they were raised.
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The beginning of the film, the find of an abandoned infant, is as emotionally striking as the ending of the film; and through the story it weaves through the many times told scenes of the tough, brutal, and lawless lives of poor communities throughout Latin America and other parts of the world, yet told with a different nuance, naturalness and vividness which makes the viewing interesting. The film's acting, cinematography, and staging is remarkable; and, since it is centered around soccer, it provides a very close insight about the passion of the game, in very well choreographed scenes and shots, of film and of the ball, and presents it as it is, one of the only routes out of the characters predicament. But the movie is not about soccer, it is about human character, its vicissitudes, and its redeeming aspects from within our humanity.
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If you like football, are sensitive to tragedy, and fond of human spirit, I think you will like it.
It's not exactly about football in the end, often about gritty struggle of survival and about either listening to the call of the wild, or not.
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Nice film of two brothers who play football to get out of their poor life in Venezuela. Really moved pictures, for ones who like films with brotherhood. This is a very worthwhile movie to see. Excellent how they catch the interest of the viewer. Everyone who looks for a film for a film night with the brother - perfect!
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HERMANO: Excelent movie. Very moved. And very priced. Congratulations to Director Marcel Rasquin and also the actors. Good luck! And more movies...
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