The Godfather II (1974)
The Siblings: Fredo (John Cazale) and Michael Corleone (Al Pacino)
What puts them at odds? When younger brother Michael is chosen as head of the Corleone family business, oldest surviving brother Fredo is resentful, and turns to Michael’s rivals for help in reasserting himself.
In most families, resentment is dealt with by years of silence and the occasional insult at weddings or Christmas get-togethers. In Mafia families, however, such disagreements can lead to assassination attempts, conspiracy, betrayal and internecine murder (but only after the death of the siblings’ dear old mum). The moral of the story, then, is that one should try to talk these things out before it’s too late, especially if you’ve known all along that your brother tried to kill you. Oh, and that fishing can be extremely bad for your health.
Which sibling is your favourite?
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