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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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Svetlana Pismichenko ...
Sveta
Mariya Zhukova ...
Kat
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Vyacheslav Butusov ...
Irina Rakshina ...
Zinka
Sergey Murzin ...
Anatoliy Zhuravlyov ...
Nervous Bandit
Igor Shibanov ...
Militiaman
Andrey Fedortsov ...
Styopa
Sergey Debizhev ...
Sergey Debizhev (as Sergey Debezhev)
Aleksei Sevostyanov
Rinat Ibragimov ...
(as Renat Ibragimov)
Vladimir Ermilov
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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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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: [as the gangsters are about to kill a hapless witness to their double murder, Danila stands before them] Wait, I'll do it myself. Give me that.
[takes an M1911A1 from one of the gangsters]
Danila: Colt?
[proceeds to shoot both gangsters]
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Soundtracks

Darom i ne darom
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Performed by Nastya Poleva (uncredited)
Played by Nastya Poleva herself in the apartment where a party takes place
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Fascinating, Highly recommended
3 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

A fascinating look at the underworld of St. Petersburg, filled with excellent performances, especially by Sergei Bodrov III and Yuri Kutznetsov. I was swept away by the story and characters, thrown into their world. And there is no place else like St. Petersburg. I'd say it's a "must see."


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