Brother's Nest (2018) Sunday, 29 March 2020

Brother's Nest (2018)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    So, we're doing this thing.

  • Starring:

    Shane Jacobson, Clayton Jacobson, Kim Gyngell, Lynette Curran, Sarah Snook

  • Directed by:

    Clayton Jacobson

  • Running time:

    97 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)


    People are tied up, electrocuted, held at gunpoint, pistol-whipped, gagged, slapped, pushed, shot, wrestled, elbowed, slammed against car, hit with objects, burned alive. A man stabs himself. Rock thrown through windscreen. Men plot to kill a man and make it look like he committed suicide. Suicide/murder/killing discussed. A fake suicide note is written. Men talk about how they were spanked as children, how their deceased father used to hit their mother. Car set on fire; burning vehicle, explosion. Suicide notes, father's suicide, going to prison, mercy kill mentioned. Screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Bloody nose, face, mouth, wounds, gashes, scratches, clothing. Bullet wounds on face, bleeding mouth, spurting blood. Red slap mark on face. Chemotherapy, cancer, blood levels mentioned.


    (None.) Picture of shirtless man. First kiss, infidelity, affair, divorce, separation, cheating mentioned.


    Alcohol (beer). Smoking. A man takes drops to ease a toothache. Smoking weed, off our t*ts, stoners, ice junkie mentioned.


    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss. Name-calling (criminals, dumb, pussy, idiot, Doctor Vindaloo, miserable, bully, sh*tfeatures, crazy b*tch, weak, disappointment, rotten to the core, heartless bastard, etc). Religious references and exclamations (Jesus, what the hell, etc).


    Brothers, sibling rivalry, murder plotting, planning, motive, patricide, inheritance, bankruptcy, lying, betrayal, unemployment, desperation, euthanasia, pride, unresolved issues, family, cleaning.


    Dead husband, dead mother, dying mother. Dead father/husband mentioned.  Urination, vomiting. Horse, cows. Camera flashes.


    Pitch-black, tight, claustrophobic,razor-sharp, captivating, funny, tense, taut, smart, slow-burn, satisfying, uneasy, uncomfortable, suspenseful, gruesome, brutal, unflinching, emotional, chaotic, outrageous, gritty, twisted. Excellent chemistry between actual brothers Shane and Clayton Jacobson, terrific writing/acting, careful construction/pacing.


    First half may feel a little plodding for some.

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