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Bummer (2003)
"Bumer" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  2 August 2003 (Russia)
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Corrupted cops, street gangs, "bratki" on "bummers" and "merins", angry truck drivers, beautiful women and death are what four friends on a black bummer who set up on mission from one ... See full summary »

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Kostyan 'Kot'
Andrey Merzlikin ...
Dimon 'Oshparennyy'
Maksim Konovalov ...
Lyokha 'Killa'
Sergey Gorobchenko ...
Petya 'Rama'
Yana Nikolayeva ...
Katka (as Yana Shivkova)
Lyudmila Polyakova ...
Sobachikha
Anastasiya Sapozhnikova ...
Nastya
Vasiliy Sedykh ...
Dembel
Evgeniy Kraynov ...
Patsanenok
Aleksey Zaytsev ...
Traktorist
Vitaliy Alshanskiy ...
Praporshchik Zavazalskiy
Oleg Semisynov ...
Gruznyy ment
Mikhail Lukashov ...
Molodoy ment
Filipp Ryba ...
Kulibin
Aleksey Oshurkov ...
Khriplyy
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Corrupted cops, street gangs, "bratki" on "bummers" and "merins", angry truck drivers, beautiful women and death are what four friends on a black bummer who set up on mission from one region of Russia to another are about to face. Don't forget that the main four characters are far from angels themselves... Written by Pavel P.

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Four friends... In a life without rules... One incredible adventure...

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Beamer  »

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$700,000 (estimated)
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Petya 'The Frame': [after spending $1000 to bribe a corrupt cop] Anyone has any money? We need to buy gas.
Lyokha 'Killa': I have 20 rubles.
Petya 'The Frame': 20 rubles? That's only enough to buy some milk from a babushka.
Lyokha 'Killa': [next scene - Killa is drinking milk from a glass jar, aparently bought from some babushka along the road]
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GROOVE OF THE NATION
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Performed by Second Hand Band
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A Russian take on the 'Reservoir Dogs' Genre
24 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Bummer (also known as Bimmer), is an early 2000s Russian take on the venerable "Reservoir Dogs" movie genre of the early 90s. However, the Bummer is very distinct and very original. I'd say that there is a lot more soul in this movie than in Tarantino's gangster flick. In fact, this movie probably had matched, if not surpassed, the Dogs in several respects and it had probably set a new benchmark for those who are aware of the existence of the modern Russian cinema. Both movies depicted stylized violence simply for the sake of violence. However, in the Russian case, it's not all made up. It's their everyday life. The acting of the Bummer gang was terrific. This movie depicts very realistically Russia's Putin-era criminal nihilism, which is less glorious than in the Yeltsin era but still very interesting for an outside eye, the corrupt cops, and the decaying provincial infrastructure. Unfortunately, I doubt that the English language subtitles can do justice to the slang terms used in this movie (I watched the Russian language version without subtitles).


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