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THE BROTHERS GRIMM
USA: Miramax Films
UK: Buena Vista International UK
Cast: Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Peter Stomare, Lena Headey, Jonathan Pryce, Tomas Hanak, Julian Bleach, Mackenzie Crook, Richard Ridings, Monica Bellucci, Bruce McEwan, Petr Ratimec, Barbara Lukęsova, Anna Rust, Jeremy Robson, Laura Greenwood, Jan Unger, Martin Kavan, Josef Vajnar, Petr Vrsek, Veronika Loulova, Bara Rudlova, Andrea Milackova, Andrea Sochurkova, Daniela Kubickova, Radim Kalvoda, Martin Hofmann, Josef Pepa Nos, Harry Gilliam, Miroslav Taborsky, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Marika Prochazkova, Alena Jakobova, Rudolf Pellar, Dana Dohnalova, Petra Dohnalova, Hanus Bor, Ota Filip, Audrey Hamm, Annike Murjahn, Lukas Bech, Karel Kohlicek, Eva Reitererova, Denisa Vokurkova, Martin Svetlik, Fero Velecky, Jakub Zindulka, Milan Gargula, Drahomira Fialkova, Ludek Elias, Jana Radojcicova, Denisa Malinovska, Viera Uzelacova, Simona Vcalova, Julie Venhauerova Deborah Hyde, Vaclav Chalupa, Jiri Krejcir, Kamila Bruderova
Director: Terry Gilliam
Countries: Czech Republic / USA
USA & UK: 118 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for violence, frightening sequences and brief suggestive material
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate fantasy violence and horror
USA Release Date: 26 August 2005
UK Release Date: 4 November 2005
Once upon a time there lived two dashing but diametrically opposed brothers, cynical Will and Jacob the dreamer, who became known far and wide as The Brothers Grimm. The brothers roamed the land collecting and spreading fairy tales - tales of danger and mystery that to this day enchant and terrify people of all ages with hair-raising stories of magical good battling epic evil and ordinary humans confronting the eternal riddles of monsters, mystical beasts and wicked witches. Indeed, the Brothers Grimm brought forth the yarns responsible for some of the world's wildest dreams and darkest nightmares for centuries.
Of course, the Grimm's fairy tales are simply highly entertaining stories that only the gullible and the superstitious believe in - hoaxes of a sort. They're certainly not for real. Or are they? Now, visionary filmmaker Terry Gilliam - who created the unforgettable visual worlds of BRAZIL, TWELVE MONKEYS and THE FISHER KING - creates a rip-roaring adventure for the legendary story-telling siblings that will bring them face-to-face with a cursed village in which the most wild and fabled fantasies have become... reality.
Casting two of today's most charismatic screen stars, Matt Damon and Heath Ledger in roles unlike anything they've done before - as the brothers who start out as frauds and unwittingly become heroes - Gilliam combines elements of comedy, fantasy, horror and romance in an epic quest and forges an outrageous adventure inspired by some the best-known tales ever told.
The film also stars Lena Headey, Monica Belluci, Peter Stormare, Jonathan Pryce, Richard Ridings and Mackenzie Crook. The film is directed by Terry Gilliam from a script written by Ehren Kruger (THE RING). The producers are Charles Roven and Daniel Bobker. The dreamlike sets are designed by Guy Hendrix Dyas, the concept designer for MATRIX RELOADED and the folk-era costumes are brought to life by Academy Award-winning costume designer Gabriella Pescucci (THE AGE OF INNOCENCE).