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Brother (1997)

Brat (original title)
An ex-soldier with a personal honor code enters the family crime business in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Aleksey Balabanov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergey Bodrov ... Danila Bagrov
Viktor Sukhorukov ... Viktor Bagrov
Svetlana Pismichenko Svetlana Pismichenko ... Sveta
Mariya Zhukova Mariya Zhukova ... Kat
Yuriy Kuznetsov ... German
Vyacheslav Butusov Vyacheslav Butusov ... Butusov
Irina Rakshina Irina Rakshina ... Zinka
Sergey Murzin Sergey Murzin ... Krugly
Anatoliy Zhuravlyov Anatoliy Zhuravlyov ... Nervous Bandit
Igor Shibanov Igor Shibanov ... Militiaman
Andrey Fedortsov ... Styopa
Sergey Debizhev Sergey Debizhev ... Sergey Debizhev (as Sergey Debezhev)
Aleksei Sevostyanov
Rinat Ibragimov Rinat Ibragimov ... (as Renat Ibragimov)
Vladimir Ermilov Vladimir Ermilov
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Storyline

Newly discharged from the army, Danila goes to his older brother - a gangster and a killer - to start a new life in St. Petersburg where he's soon situated in the criminal world and asked to kill someone. There his new life starts. He meets new people, including a girl, and becomes a big fan of the rock band "Nautilus Pompillius," but now he is a killer, and realizing killing is easier for him than living makes him understand he is going the wrong way. Written by Max Volovik <dimaa@worldnet.att.net>

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian | English | French

Release Date:

8 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Knitted sweater, which was worn by Danila Bagrov, was bought by artist Nadezhda Vasilyeva at the flea market for 35-40 rubles (5$). See more »

Goofs

When the gangsters break into Danila's girlfriend's apartment, a crew member is visible in the room at the end of the hallway, even though the gangsters say that the apartment is empty. See more »

Quotes

Danila: You said the city is a force, and yet everybody is feeble here.
German: The city is an evil force. The strong come and become feeble. The city takes the strength away. And now you've fallen.
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Connections

Referenced in Generation P (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Max Don't Have Sex with Your Ex
(uncredited)
Written by E-Rotic (uncredited)
Performed by E-Rotic (uncredited)
Played at the rave party where Kat brings Danila
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Realistic and bleak portrayal
16 September 2008 | by sergepesicSee all my reviews

I really can't understand why would anybody compare this movie with Tarantino's drivel. This is a realistic and bleak portrayal of post-communist Russia, before Putin's ascend to power. Desperate times usually bring the worst in people, and Russia in early 90's is no exception. The rigid communist structure collapsed and nothing replaced it for some time. The vacuum was filled with gangsters and thugs of all kinds. This is the time when young Danilo ( excellent late Sergei Bodrov) comes to St. Petersburg to find his fortune. He has a twisted code of morality, and at least in the beginning, he preys only on the bad guys.The bleakness of average people's lives in those harsh times is heartbreaking, and this movie is brilliant in that regard. This is not fake show-off like "Pulp Fiction", this is a slice of real life horrors.


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