Don’t Be A Dick About It

Red-headed brothers Peter and Matthew are growing up at home with their parents. They’re crazy about each other, but they’re also constantly at each other’s throats. Peter is obsessed with the TV show SURVIVOR, and re-enacts the elimination rounds every day in an uncompromising ritual. His younger brother Matthew is scared of dogs and is trying to get over it.

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The camera follows them affectionately in their everyday lives, characterized by warm family life, fun and occasional furious arguments – they’re brothers, after all. They accept each other’s shortcomings but are equally quick to mock them, and their unconditional love for each other is tangible throughout.
Filmed in warm colours with a laid-back soundtrack, DON’T BE A DICK ABOUT IT takes Peter’s elimination rounds and Matthew’s visits to local dog parks as leitmotifs in an ode to American family life, craziness and friendship. Winner of the VPRO IDFA Audience Award.

Benjamin Mullinkosson, USA, 2017, 69 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles.