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'Brothers of the Head'

One-part harmony: Luke and Harry Treadaway
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One-part harmony: Luke and Harry Treadaway

This mockumentary tracks the rise and fall of a conjoined-twin glam-rock act (played by Luke and Harry Treadaway, with the aid of prosthetics) in polysexual, Performance-era England, but the tone is anything but mocking. Directors Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe, who made the Terry Gilliam/Don Quixote doc Lost in La Mancha, avoid Behind the Music snark, focusing instead on period textures and oddball details (weirdest of all, an aborted Ken Russell biopic). The golden-hued footage is lovingly faked by ace cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle, and the straight-faced result is as improbably touching as the Farrelly brothers' underrated Stuck on You.

 
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