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50 Movie Sibling Rivalries
The brothers and sisters who just can’t seem to get along

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The Man In The Iron Mask (1998)

The Man In The Iron Mask (1998)

The siblings: Louis XIV (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Philippe (Leonardo DiCaprio)

What puts them at odds? As soon as the Queen of France (Anne Parillaud) gives birth to twins, one is spirited away to be raised elsewhere lest there be a succession crisis. In adulthood, this lost brother, Philippe, is stuffed into an iron mask so no-one will see his similarity to the King.

Poor Philippe. While his brother gets to cut a swathe through the noblewomen of Europe, live in luxury and generally be the King, he is given a permanent ferrous facial and packed off to prison. Who’d be a twin? In fairness, the younger brother’s imprisonment here is more a matter of political expedience than personal malice, but Louis doesn’t exactly bend over backwards to right any wrongs when informed of his brother’s existence – and he’s so callous that it’s hard to argue when four musketeers decide to stage a quiet fraternal coup.

Which sibling is your favourite?

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