I could not resist a feature film about conjoined twins who are pressed into forming a Seventies rock band. And when I agreed to see it, I didn't yet know that Brothers of the Head was directed by the guys who made Lost in La Mancha, Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe, and was adapted from a Brian Aldiss novel by Tony Grisoni, who co-scripted Tideland, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and the unfinished Don Quixote movie with Terry Gilliam. It sounded overall like my kind of movie, and I was not disappointed.
Brothers of the Head is a documentary-style narrative (the term "mockumentary" doesn't fit this movie) about Tom and Barry Howe, conjoined twins who were raised by a father and older sister on a remote coastal area of Britain. In their late teens, they are discovered by a music-industry impresario, who practically buys the boys from their father to front a rock band. He isolates them in a huge Oxfordshire mansion with other musicians and eventually they transform into sullen, angry, brutally attractive rockers. The impresario obviously had something genteel and clean-cut in mind, but the twins' music is edgy and raw, early punk rock.