The Brothers Bloom

May 15th 2009
  • Adventure/Comedy,
  • PG-13,
  • 109 min,
  • Summit Entertainment
  • Cast: Adrien Brody, Rachel Weisz, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi, Robbie Coltrane, Nora Zehetner, Maximilian Schell, Noah Segan, Andy Nyman, Zachary Gordon, Stefan Kapicic, Mira Banjac, Ljiljana Blagojevic, Miranda Vida, Josif Tatic, Ram Bergman, Alek Rodic
  • Director: Rian Johnson
  • Writer: Rian Johnson
  • Producers: Ram Bergman, James D. Stern
  • Co Producer: Tom Karnowski
  • Executive Producers: Douglas Hansen, Wendy Japhet
  • Art Direction: Paul Kirby
  • Casting: Shannon Makhanian
  • Costume Design: Beatrix Aruna Pasztor
  • D.O.P.: Steve Yedlin
  • Editor: Gabriel Wrye
  • Music: Nathan Johnson
  • Production Design: Jim Clay
  • Set Decoration: Sophie Newman


Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz ("The Constant Gardener"), Academy Award¨ winner Adrien Brody ("The Pianist"), Mark Ruffalo ("Zodiac"), and Academy Award¨ nominee Rinko Kikuchi ("Babel") star in "The Brothers Bloom," a globe-trotting comedy about the last great adventure of the world's best con men.

Welcome to the world of "The Brothers Bloom," where deception is an art and nothing is as it seems. The brothers have perfected the art of swindling fortunes through years of fraternal teamwork. Now they've decided to take on one last spectacular jobÑluring a beautiful and eccentric heiress into an elaborate plot that takes them around the world.

For as long as they can remember, the Brothers Bloom have had only each other to depend on. From their childhood in a long series of gloomy foster homes to their highflying lives as international con artists, Stephen (Mark Ruffalo) and Bloom (Adrien Brody) have shared everything. Stephen brilliantly concocts intricate stories that the brothers live out, but he's still searching for the perfect con, the one where "everyone gets what they want." Meanwhile, Bloom yearns for "an unwritten life"Ña real adventure, one not dreamed up by his old brother.

Eager to retire, Bloom agrees to take part in one last grand scam. He insinuates himself into the life of Penelope (Rachel Wiesz), a bored, single New Jersey heiress. When a genuine romance begins to blossom between them, he is reluctant to exploit her naivetŽ, but Penelope has already taken the bait: She impulsively joins Bloom, Stephen and their "associate," a sexy Japanese explosives expert named Bang Bang (Rinko Kikuchi), on an ocean liner to Greece. Penelope is convinced she's happened upon the adventure of a lifetime and offers to bankroll a million dollar deal. As the quartet makes their way from Athens to Prague to Mexico to St. Petersburg, Penelope quickly becomes addicted to the illicit thrills. But as Stephen's elaborate web of deceit pulls tighter, Bloom begins to wonder if his brother has devised the most dangerous con of his life.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Belgrade, Serbia; Bucharest, Romania; Montenegro; Prague, Czech Republic
  • MPAA Warning: Violence, some sensuality and brief strong language
  • Production Budget: $20 million
  • Production Companies: Endgame Entertainment, Ram Bergman Productions
  • Production Schedule: 19 March 2007 - May 2007

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Weisz learned how to play piano, violin, accordion, and break-dance, to juggle, do karate, play Ping-Pong, banjo, unicycle, and even skateboard for her role as Penelope.

Rachel Weisz was the first actor to sign on to the film.

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 9 April 2009: Czech Republic
  • 28 May 2009: Netherlands
  • 12 June 2009: Finland
  • 13 August 2009: Australia