Another aspect in common between the films is the presence of many moral issues, worked with heavy hands. They sometimes even flirt openly with the melodrama.

In Brothers, the protagonist must decide whether or not to kill a fellow prisoner to be able to return home and see his family. He made the choice and he must accept it’s consequences. There is also a certain irony in considering that a soldier is a hero and an ex-convict be a pariah albeit the second never killed a person and the . . .

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