The Danish film Brotherhood has
won the top prize at the Rome Film Festival, Variety reported.
Lars joins a neo-Nazi anti-gay group
despite (or perhaps because of) his own attractions to men after
leaving the Army. The group carries out attacks against mostly gay
men. Tensions escalate when Lars and Jimmy, his mentor, begin a
secret love affair.
The film is the freshman effort of
former fashion photographer Nicolo Donato, 35, who premiered the
feature in Rome. The director's short film Togetherness
screened at Cannes in 2006.
Donato's film is gritty and real;
anti-gay sentiment in Europe is on the rise.
In the final frame of the film's
trailer, the two men appear in the back seat of a car as the leader
of the neo-Nazi group drives. Jimmy asks, “Where are we going?”
In an austere voice, the leader answers, “I told you, it's a
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