Two young girls, Sveta and Dina, go on the run to avoid being kidnapped by the former associates of Dina's recently released gangster father.

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Katya Gorina ...
Roman Ageev ...
Alik, Dina's Father
Tatyana Kolganova ...
Natasha, Girls' Mother
Dmitriy Orlov ...
Palych
Kirill Pirogov ...
Gangster
Aleksandr Bashirov ...
Seifullin
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Uncle Misha
Tatyana Tkach ...
Grandmother
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Guy from SUV
Olga Onishchenko
Roman Zentsov
Dmitry Delov ...
Bandit in Car
Andrei Semyonov
Andrei Gryaznov
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Two young girls, Sveta and Dina, go on the run to avoid being kidnapped by the former associates of Dina's recently released gangster father.

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The plate of the bandits' Mitsubishi Pajero reads: P 495 AH 78RUS. "78RUS" means the car is registered in Saint Petersburg. See more »

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[first lines]
Natasha, Girls' Mother: [voice from the answering machine] Hello. Please leave your message after the tone.
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References Brat 2 (2000) See more »

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Syostry
Written by Gleb Samoylov (as G. Samoylov)
Performed by Agata Kristi
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One of the few honest movies about new Russia
31 May 2004 | by (Utrecht, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Syostry is a melancholic and touching movie, which gets quite close to the new Russian reality. The reality where a teenager girl dreams of becoming whether a sniper in Chechnya or a bodyguard for a new Russian (gangster).

Oksana Akinshina, who plays the older sister, has something inevitably tragic in her appearance (watch Lilja 4-ever by Lukas Moodysson). She reminded me Jean Seberg form the J.-L. Godard's Breathless and Juliette Biinoche from the L. Carax' Les Amants du Pont-Neuf. This movie is the second and last film shot by Sergei Bodrov Jr., who got a cult status (just like Victor Tsoy whose music he had used in Syostry), when he was reported missing in 2002 after the avalanche accident.


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