Hermano (film)

Directed by Marcel Rasquin
Produced by Enrique Aular
Liz Mago
Juan Antonio Díaz
Written by Rohan Jones
Marcel Rasquin
Starring Fernando Moreno
Eliú Armas
Gonzalo Cubero
Music by Rigel Michelena
Cinematography Enrique Aular
Edited by Carolina Aular
Juan Carlos Melian
Distributed by Cines Unidos
Release dates
  • June 19, 2010 (2010-06-19) (Moscow)
  • July 2, 2010 (2010-07-02) (Venezuela)
Running time
97 minutes
Country Venezuela
Language Spanish

Hermano (English: Brother) is a 2010 Venezuelan drama film produced by Enrique Aular scripted by Rohan Jones and Marcel Rasquin, directed by Marcel Rasquin. Its premiere was on June 19, 2010, at the 2010 Moscow International Film Festival: its theatrical release was in Caracas on July 2, 2010.


In Caracas, one of the most dangerous cities in the world, Julio and his mother are walking through a gateway near La Planta prison. He thinks he's heard a cat but when he runs closer, he notices an abandoned baby crying in the middle of a street dump. The mother hesitates to take the child with them but takes the baby. Sixteen years later, Julio and his little brother Daniel have grown to become the best footballers of La Ceniza, their barrio (slum). While Daniel, nicknamed "El Gato" (the cat) is an innocent boy who dreams of playing in Caracas FC, one of the major teams in the Venezuelan Primera División Julio on the other hand, has become part of a gang. He becomes even more involved in gang life after he beats up his comrade after he bullies a minor drug dealer. During a game against the team from La Vega -another slum- they both impress a scout from Caracas FC, who encourages them to participate in the tryouts of their youth team. Daniel is hugely motivated; Julio instead is gradually more involved with his barrio's underworld. That night their mother is accidentally murdered by the goalie of the team and Daniel is the witness. He decides not to tell his brother because he fears his Julio might seek revenge rather than staying focused on the tryouts. In their last chance to impress the scout, the brothers win a game and Daniel runs to the goalie and beats him so badly he is killed. Chaos ensues, and the scene goes dark as the goalie's gang begins to shoot. The film moves without clear direction to the last scene, which shows Julio standing without his brother after a professional soccer game. He has tears in his eyes. He crosses himself and looks up to the sky.


See also


  1. The 32 Moscow International Film Festival awards. Moscow International Film Festival
  2. 32 MIFF: First awards. Moscow International Film Festival
  3. LALIFF AWARD WINNERS. Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
  4. 32nd Havana Film Festival Coral Prize Winners. Habanafilmfestival.com. Retrieved on 2012-04-12.

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