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Close Enemies (Freres Ennemis)2018

Close Enemies (Freres Ennemis) (2018)




Critic Consensus: While Close Enemies is a perfectly well-produced film noir, it is too predictable and derivative to make an impact.

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Manuel and Driss grew up as two inseparable brothers in the same city. But today everything opposes them. Manuel is at the head of drug trafficking, while Driss has become a cop. When he is promoted to the Stups, his return upsets balances and puts Manuel in danger.

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Critic Reviews for Close Enemies (Freres Ennemis)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

A top-tier genre yarn.

September 3, 2018 | Full Review…

At best, it's a consummately well-crafted and committed version of a story we've seen play out dozens of times before.

September 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Perfectly fine, and kind of boring.

January 31, 2020 | Full Review…

Schoenaerts is as riveting as ever. He has to be, as the picture sinks every moment he's not in it.

January 29, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The director's commitment to restraint and his strong attachment to social reality is remarkable. [Full review in Spanish]

June 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The film is more interested in what occurs within the protagonists rather than the political aspects. [Full Review in Spanish]

June 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Close Enemies (Freres Ennemis)

The director of the haunting Far from Men brings us a film that may seem at first like the kind of crime thriller we have seen many times before, yet he makes it unbelievably tense and a lot more nuanced than you would imagine, with intense performances by Schoenaerts and Kateb.

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