Once Brothers (2010)

10/12/2010 (US) Documentary 1h 19m

Dreams brought them together. Reality tore them apart.

Overview

Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac were two friends who grew up together sharing the common bond of basketball. Together, they lifted the Yugoslavian National team to unimaginable heights. After conquering Europe, they both went to USA where they became the first two foreign players to attain NBA stardom. But with the fall of the Soviet Union on Christmas Day 1991, Yugoslavia split up. A war broke out between Petrovic's Croatia and Divac's Serbia. Long buried ethnic tensions surfaced. And these two men, once brothers, were now on opposite sides of a deadly civil war. As Petrovic and Divac continued to face each other on the basketball courts of the NBA, no words passed between the two. Then, on the fateful night of June 7, 1993, Drazen Petrovic was killed in an auto accident. This film will tell the gripping tale of these men, how circumstances beyond their control tore them apart, and whether Divac has ever come to terms with the death of a friend before they had a chance to reconcile.

  1. Michael Tolajian

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Vlade Divac

    Vlade Divac

    Himself

  2. Dražen Petrović

    Himself (archive footage)

  3. Kenny Anderson

    Himself

  4. Larry Bird

    Larry Bird

    Himself

Full Cast & Crew

Once Brothers

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue -

Keywords

Content Score

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