Brotherhood, a Danish film depicting a gay love affair that develops between two members of a neo-Nazi group has won the top prize, the Golden Marc’Aurelio Jury Award 2009 at this years Rome Film Festival.
Following the character Lars, played by Thure Lindhart, as he leaves the army after becoming disillusioned with his career, the film sees him drawn to ideas and beliefs of a neo-Nazi group.
Wholeheartedly embracing the views and ideas of this group, Lars is soon seen to be taking part in attacks and raids on homosexuals, however things are to become a lot more complicated as Lars, and his mentor within the group, Jimmy, fall in love. Desperate to hide their affair from the people, this sees the two men placed in a position where the people they are most scared of are the exact people that they both are.
Previously a fashion photographer, this film is the first feature film by Nicolo Donato.