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BROTHERS OF THE HEAD


Year: 2005
USA: IFC Films / Fuse Network
UK: Tartan Films
Cast: Harry Treadaway, Luke Treadaway, Bryan Dick, Sean Harris, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Pryce, Elizabeth Rider, Sean Harris, Tania Emery, Diana Kent, Ed Hogg, John Simm, Ken Russell, James Greene, Luke Wagner, Anna Nygh, Howard Attfield, Nicholas Millard, David Kennedy, Ken Bones, Roger Watkins, Anna Nygh, Steven Eagles, Raymond Pickard, Joe Van Moyland, Tom Bower, Ray Cooper, Kenneth Hadley, Brian 'Dawn' Chalkley, Anne Lambton, Jack Dunkley, Jeffry Wickham, Tom Sturridge, Barbara Ewing, Isabel Skinner, Michelle Bayton, Gillian Farr, Ruthe Spottiswoode, Neil McKay, Matthew Pearson, Kieran Rushby, Kristel George
Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe
Country: UK
UK: 93 mins
USA Rated: R for language, drug use and sexuality
UK Certificate: 18 contains hard drug use and very strong language
USA Release Date: 28 July 2006 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 6 October 2006


Synopsis

Written by Tony Grisoni (FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, IN THIS WORLD) BROTHERS OF THE HEAD is the explosive story of shadowy cultural icons Tom (Harry Treadaway) and Barry Howe (Luke Treadaway), conjoined twins were born in 1956 and lived on the windswept shores of L'Estrange Head, an isolated headland on the east coast of England.

Plucked from the safety of their isolation in the mid Seventies they were groomed by one of rock's leading impresarios to be part of the burgeoning English punk rock scene, soon to take the world by storm. Showing remarkable talent the twins easily rose to the challenge, quickly producing material that left them poised to make a commercial breakthrough.

Their already complex situation became intensified with the introduction of journalist Laura Ashworth who quickly moved from the band's rehearsal room to the twins' bed. Their legendary first gig at the King's Head, a study in raw performance power, cemented their place in the punk rock pantheon and gained them an instant cult following.

All too soon after this the unbearable tensions within the twins' relationship, further complicated by the added pressure of imminent fame, overwhelmed the band and left the Howe twins in a potentially deadly situation.










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