Brotherly Sacrifice and Female Agency in Slumdog Millionaire and the Brothers Bloom

The $20 Movie Ticket

The Oscars have come and gone and I’m still making my way through the films of last years’ Oscars. You can thank the $20 movie tickets in Japan. And unless it’s a blockbuster, you’ll be watching films released a half year later than in the US. The most affordable way to see movies, legally that is, is to wait until the DVDs come out for rent.

I happened to see two such movies, Slumdog Millionaire and the Brothers Bloom days apart and was struck by the similarities between the two. It’s remarkable how far the parallels go in these two visually different films.


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