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The Brothers Bloom (2008)

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Action, Adventure, Comedy |

The Brothers Bloom is a American caper comedy-drama film written and directed by Rian Johnson. The film stars Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi, Maximilian Schell, and Robbie Coltrane. The film went into wide release in May 2009.

The Brothers Bloom, orphaned at a young age, begin performing confidence tricks as young children; Stephen dreams up elaborate scenarios and his younger brother, Bloom, creates trust with the marks. Stephen creates his first con as a way of encouraging his brother to talk to girls.

Twenty-five years later, the brothers are the world’s most successful con men. They even have a regular accomplice: Bang Bang, a Japanese explosives expert who rarely speaks. Bloom, however, is dissatisfied with being nothing but an actor in Stephen’s schemes. He is tired of being no more than the characters his brother has come up with and wants an ‘unwritten life’. He quits and moves to Montenegro. Three months later, Stephen finds Bloom and convinces him to execute one final con. Bloom reluctantly agrees. The brothers will masquerade as antiques dealers and target Penelope Stamp, a rich, socially-isolated heiress who lives alone in a New Jersey mansion.

Director: Rian Johnson

Writer: Rian Johnson

Stars: Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi, Maximilian Schell, Robbie Coltrane

►Cast:

Rachel WeiszPenelope
Adrien BrodyBloom
Mark RuffaloStephen
Rinko KikuchiBang Bang
Robbie ColtraneCurator
Maximilian SchellDiamond Dog
Ricky JayNarrator (voice)
Zachary GordonYoung Bloom
Max RecordsYoung Stephen
Andy NymanCharleston
Noah SeganThe Duke
Nora ZehetnerRose
Ram BergmanSelf
Craig JohnsonApple Cart Vendor
Dubravko JovanovicAlbino
Esme TylerYoung Girl
Jovan VitasYoung Boy
Ana SofrenovicCharleston’s Wife
Vladimír KulhavýChief of Police
Alek RodicSnack Car Attendant
Josif TaticOafish Foster Father
Slobodan CusticFoster Dad
Branka PujicFoster Mom
George BocchettiExcited Boy
Ellis DerhamExcited Boy
Didier Dell BenjaminParty Guest
Joseph Gordon-LevittBar Patron
Lukas HaasBar Patron
Stefan KapicicGerman Bar Owner
John LobatoBar Patron
Ana SakicParty Girl

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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