Sneak Peek: The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers
It is 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly) are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. They have blood on their hands: that of criminals, that of innocents…and they know no state of existence other than being gunmen. The older of the two, introspective Eli (Reilly) rides hard with his younger sibling yet dares to dream of a normal life. The younger of the two, hard-drinking Charlie (Phoenix) has taken charge with gusto as lead man on the duo’s assignments. Each increasingly questions, and quibbles with, the other’s methods.
The Sisters brothers find themselves on a journey through the Northwest, bringing them to the mountains of Oregon, a dangerous brothel in the small town of Mayfield, and eventually, the Gold Rush land of California – a journey that will test the deadly family ties that bind. But, can it also be the path to rediscovering what remains of their humanity?
Starring: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Riz Ahmed
Directed by: Jacques Audiard
Produced by: Rosa Attab, Pascal Caucheteux, Michael De Luca, Allison Dickey, John C. Reilly
Distributed by: Annapurna Pictures
Runtime: 121 minutes
Joaquin Phoenix as “Charlie Sisters” in, The Sisters Brothers, ©2018 Annapurna Pictures.