VitalThrills.com has your exclusive first look at a clip from the bonus features of The Sisters Brothers, which is available now on Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The critically-acclaimed film has been praised by critics for its beautiful deconstruction of the Western genre, as well as the tactful approach director Jacques Audiard (Rust and Bone, A Prophet) took when portraying masculinity throughout the story.
The Sisters Brothers clip features Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, and John C. Reilly commenting on their experiences working on the film and their appreciation for Audiard’s progressive filmmaking style.
Based on the novel by Patrick deWitt, Annapurna Pictures’ The Sisters Brothers is a reimagining of the cinematic Western as a dangerous, witty, and emotionally cathartic exploration of what it means to be a man.
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?