DVD Release: Hermano

DVD Release Date: Dec. 18, 2012
Price: DVD $29.95
Studio: Music Box

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Eliu Armas and Fernando Moreno yearn for a lives as professional footballers in Hermano.

The crime-sprinkled sports drama Hermano by first-time feature filmmaker Marcel Rasquin was Venezuela’s official Academy Award Selection for Best Foreign Language Film of 2010.

The film zooms in on swaggering, natural leader Julio (Eliu Armas) and wiry, determined Daniel (Fernando Moreno), two boys raised together as brothers who are struggling to escape their violence-ridden Venezuelan slum to become professional soccer players. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity arrives when a scout for the Caracas Football Club invites them to try out for the team. But when family life in the slums interferes and tragedy threatens to tear them apart, the two are forced to make a life-altering decision between saving the future unity of the family or pursuing the ultimate dream of their lives.

The winner of the award for Best Film at both the Naples International Film Festival and the Moscow Film Festival, as well as the Audience Award at the Los Angeles Latino Film Festival, the unrated Hermano had a limited release in U.S. theaters in August, 2012.  It received generally solid notices, garnering a 5.9/10 rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 12 published reviews.

Presented in Spanish with English subtitles, the DVD of Hermano contains the following features:

  • Audio commentary with director Marcel Rasquin
  • Interview with Marcel Rasquin
  • Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots


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