The Brother


The morning after the night before, Frances finds herself a little bit more involved in a situation than she would want to be – the kind of situation where you don’t ask too many questions.

Kai Fiáin is a London based screenwriter, director and producer. They began their filmmaking career in documentary, working with community groups and political activists using video as a tool for marginalised voices. Kai made documentary work on subjects such as LGBTQ asylum seekers, globalisation and working class sub-cultures.

[Music]
00:07
I’ve gotta tell you about this thing
00:09
that happened to me the other morning I
00:11
went out turned his party and his cute
00:14
sister was there so I ended up waking up
00:17
over in Bethnal Green but you know those
00:21
times when you hate yourself for going
00:23
there and you can’t get out quick enough
00:27
the kind of situation that might have
00:30
you taking desperate measures
00:32
well it were one of them so I found
00:41
myself walking down free Colts lighting
00:43
in the early hours and as I got to the
00:46
railway arch this woman calls me from
00:48
across the road
00:50
she’s with a group of people and they’re
00:53
carrying this big fucking box well I’ll
00:56
go over she asked me if I’d open doing
01:00
this upset she looks like she’s been
01:01
crying all night south being a bit of a
01:04
Jen
01:05
I put my shoulder under one corner and
01:07
we set off carrying this box between us
01:10
it’s fucking heavy well after a while I
01:17
says well you go in it a dead body and
01:21
it wouldn’t be awkward thing they study
01:25
looking bloke on the other corner says
01:28
it’s so brother in it did too much
01:31
charlie didn’t he he never was good at
01:34
sharing I decided not to ask why the
01:38
need to move him we carried on I mean
01:43
I’m fully committed now and I I’ve got
01:45
the brothers weight bearing down on my
01:47
shoulder – right no way out
01:51
[Music]
02:02
after we gone a bit more I ventured to
02:05
ask how much fervor are we going to take
02:09
him then the dodgy looking bloke says
02:13
yeah sorry about the way he was a fat
02:16
bastard we would have taken the bus but
02:19
devold on strike
02:21
[Music]
02:43
eventually we come to a block of flats
02:46
we set the brother down and we’ll have
02:51
thanks me and ask me the name so I tell
02:53
her it’s Francis
02:54
that’s a Catholic in a minute she says
02:57
he’s also then she asked me if I’ll say
03:00
something something nice for her brother
03:03
well I didn’t know what to say I mean I
03:05
never made a visa but dodgy-looking
03:08
bloats looking at me now with some
03:09
expectations so I put me owned in the
03:12
box and I said a Hail Mary I mean
03:15
they’re quick and named I learnt about
03:17
its breaking into a full-blown our
03:19
father across myself and then the dodgy
03:22
looking blokes asked if I want to come
03:24
up for a spliff and a sandwich this time
03:27
I declined and making my excuses of
03:30
walked away that’s what I mean about
03:32
London you just don’t get shit like that
03:35
happen instant eyes
03:39
[Music]
03:54
you

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