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Brother 2 (2000)

Brat 2 (original title)
Here goes "kirdyk" to America, as it was promised in first part.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergey Bodrov Jr. ...
Danila Bagrov (as Sergey Bodrov)
Viktor Sukhorukov ...
Viktor
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Belkin
Irina Saltykova ...
Irina Saltykova
Kirill Pirogov ...
Ilya
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Kostya / Mitya (as Aleksandr Dyachenko)
Darya Yugrens ...
Dasha-Marilyn (as Darya Lesnikova)
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Mennis
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Ben - truck driver
Lisa Jeffrey ...
Lisa
Aleksandr Naumov ...
Chief of Bank security
Aleksandr Karamnov ...
Boris, Saltykova's Guard
Konstantin Zheldin ...
Taxi driver (Moscow)
Konstantin Murzenko ...
Fascist
Dmitriy Orlov ...
Bandit (as Dmitriy Sborets)
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Storyline

Danila Bagrov meets his army buddy Konstantin Gromov in Moscow, with whom he fought in Chechnya. The friend tells Danila about his twin brother Dmitry, who is a professional hockey player in America. However, the team owner, in cahoots with his Russian partner, has swindled the young star into an oppressive contract, allowing them to rob him blind. Several days after this conversation, Danila finds Konstantin dead. In order to straighten things out and avenge his friend, Danila goes to Chicago. Written by Serge Aksenov <sergeax@gu.ru>

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Danila vozvrashchayetsya! (Danila returns!)

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Release Date:

11 May 2000 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Брат 2  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Irina Saltykova is a real pop star. See more »

Goofs

When Danila's plane is shown taking off from Moscow on a way to New York, it is a Boeing 737. Boeing 737 is not capable of flying Moscow to New York non-stop due to its limited range. See more »

Quotes

Ticket checker: Your... your visa expired years ago.
Dasha: So?
Ticket checker: You've broken the immigration laws.
Dasha: So?
Ticket checker: You won't be able to return to the territory of the United States.
[Dasha snatches her passport from the ticket checker and extends her middle finger to him]
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Connections

Spoofed in Dobrynya Nikitich i Zmey Gorynych (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

NIKOGDA
Written by Vadim Samoylov (as V. Samoylov)
Performed by Vadim Samoylov
Played when Danila climbs a long flight of stairs
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Mama Rossiya
12 February 2011 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I usually read the 'Hated it' comments when I like a film, only to get a different point of view. This time though most of the comments just made me laugh. Racist? Insulting? Are you guys serious? I mean sure, there were a lot of parts that could be interpreted as such, but come on- they were in a context, they were supposed to be understood from a certain perspective. Sure there were many stereotypes, but that's not the same thing. Then again the characters expressing racist views- like Danila saying in Brat 1 he doesn't like Jews, or his brother shooting the Ukrainian ('You'll pay for Sevastopol!')- does not mean the film promotes those views. Maybe some people are hyper-sensitive and require immediate and thorough moral condemnation of every non-PC phrase uttered on screen. I for one like to watch films without the plot constantly reminding me of what is right and what is wrong, as if I was a kid- I can make the judgment myself. I welcome morally ambiguous characters, and I don't feel the urge to take offense at any given occasion. Also if this film was racist then so are 90% of American action-movies with their completely stereotypical and ridiculous portrayals of virtually every other nationality from Germans to Chinese. But we all get the point there. So what's wrong here?

On the other hand this was not necessarily a great movie. I loved it and I was entertained- but it obviously has its flaws. Compared to the first one it was certainly not very realistic- Pop star-girlfriend, shooting scenes, TV-reporter etc.- but I didn't feel they went out of line. Still its success is not due to its artistic quality, but due to that it's cool- which was of course the purpose and which is totally OK.

One final point. Maybe it is difficult for people in the West to understand the often exaggerated success that a film of this type can have in other countries- from Russia to Brazil, from Mexico to Turkey, or in Romania-my country. I have grown up watching mostly American movies, as did all of my friends, as did all my generation. I've never been to America and yet I've seen countless movies set in New York, LA or San Francisco, sometimes it seems I know those cities like I've walked their streets for real. And yet there are only about a handful of films about the places where I really do live; about the people here, about our point of view. Of course it feels great, of course it is something significant when an actually cool film is made locally- a mainstream film, with a little national spirit, with a little self-irony, with some making-fun-of-Americans well placed. It is still a strange feeling - for me at least- to see a mainstream movie with all the American action ingredients but with familiar places and familiar kinds of people who are speaking my language; to look at the whole thing as an insider. I guess this mix between the American way of entertainment and a kind of local pride is responsible for the success of a great number of films in many countries. I for sure liked Brat a lot partly because I could relate to the situations and the people very well.


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