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Me and My Brother (1969)

Julius Orlovsky, after spending years in a New York mental hospital, emerges catatonic and must rely on his brother Peter, who lives with poet Allen Ginsberg. When Julius wanders off in the... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Frank

Writers:

Robert Frank, Allen Ginsberg (poems) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julius Orlovsky Julius Orlovsky ... Himself
Peter Orlovsky Peter Orlovsky ... Himself
John Coe John Coe ... Psychiatrist
Allen Ginsberg ... Himself
Seth Allen Seth Allen ... Peter
Virginia Kiser ... Social worker
Nancy Fish ... Herself
Cynthia MacAdams Cynthia MacAdams ... Actress (as Cynthia McAdams)
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Photographer
Maria Tucci
Christopher Walken
Beth Porter Beth Porter
Frederick Ainsworth Frederick Ainsworth
Richard Orzel Richard Orzel
Philippe La Prelle Philippe La Prelle
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Julius Orlovsky, after spending years in a New York mental hospital, emerges catatonic and must rely on his brother Peter, who lives with poet Allen Ginsberg. When Julius wanders off in the middle of filming, Frank hires and actor (Joseph Chaikin) to play the character and begins a fictional version of his psychological portrait. Then, as suddenly as he vanished, Julius turns up in an institution where he and Peter must face their relationship. Written by skunkgoddess1

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1969 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Jag och min bror See more »

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Two Faces See more »
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Mono
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My favorite film
17 July 2006 | by betabethanySee all my reviews

I haven't seen this film in years, but it remains my standard of what a great film should be. Some of the most beautiful imagery celluloid has ever seen. Through its simplicity of character and plot it creates complex layers of thought, questioning reality, family, and perhaps even existence. Few films compete with its clarity and none out shine it. Although Frank is best known for his photography and his film PULL MY DAISY, this film is where he really embraced the medium as a wicked yet intriguing voyeur. Also, it seems that women really relate to this film, though there is no leading female character that I remember. If you can find a copy of this film (I think you can get the VHS from the Modern Museum of Art in Houston) I suggest you see. It is pure brilliance.


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