"“THE DEAD BROTHERS – Death Is Not The End”, is the intimate portrait of three
musicians that couldn’t be any more different.
Alain Croubalian, son of an Armenian Immigrant and a Swiss nurse, Pierre Omer,
son of an Indian Historian and a Genevan mother, as well as Delaney Davidson,
a New Zealand native Troubadour and world traveller are the core of one of the most
idiosyncratic and unique bands of our time – THE DEAD BROTHERS.
This film however is not merely a music documentary; it’s rather an exploration of their
individual personalities and how their unique biographies have shaped their music.
Alain Croubalian explains what impact the Armenian genocide and the
resulting Diaspora had on his family and ultimately on his personal development.
He also describes how his life as an immigrant in N. American resulted in his die hard
nonconformist stance. Pierre Omer offers a melancholic and at times ironic insight into
his creative process and his personal battle between irony and tragedy.
Delaney Davidson openly discusses his own mortality and which role humour plays in
dealing with it.
The bands’ music reflects their Babylonian biographies;
Blues meets Chanson, Gypsy Swing meets Vaudeville and Brecht & Weil go for a drink
with Hank Williams somewhere in St. Pauli, New York or Marseille.
The bands’ provocative yet cheerful performances have meanwhile achieved world wide
cult status. The film shows the band not only on stage at large clubs but also joins them
at spontaneous street concerts and jam sessions.
To wrap it all up, we’d like to say we believe to have made a paradoxal film, a balancing
act between melancholy and exuberance, as well as existential questions and black