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 job—luring 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”—a 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 naiveté, 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.
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