The Sisters Brothers

Jacques Audiard’s (De Rouille et d'os, Un Prophète) adaptation of Patrick deWitt’s award-winning western novel about the picaresque adventures of two brothers sent to kill a prospector accused of stealing from a tyrannical crime boss.

Time & Tickets

French director Jacques Audiard has made a radical shift in his oeuvre by crossing the Atlantic to work in that most American of genres, the western. THE SISTERS BROTHERS tells the knockabout story of two notorious assassins, Eli and Charlie Sisters. Grizzled, cynical, and not inclined to take prisoners, the Sisters brothers navigate, with brutal efficiency and a modicum of luck, the wilds of the American Far West at the height of the Gold Rush in 1851. Contracted by Oregon City crime boss The Commodore to kill Hermann Kermit Warm, a prospector he claims has betrayed him, the brothers encounter myriad complications on their eventful ride down to San Francisco and through the Sierra Nevada: witches, bears, a madam who owns a town and commands a murderous army of fur trappers, and a detective tracking the same peculiar man they are.

Inflected with dark humour, a dreamlike quality and a good deal of reverence, THE SISTERS BROTHERS tips its hat to the tradition of the western genre while providing its own unique stamp.

Jacques Audiard, France, Spain, Romania, USA, 2018, 121 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rutger Hauer.