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 ...
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During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.
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
Pyotr Buslov: the gas station owner who agrees to accept a car audio as a payment instead of cash. See more »
Petya 'The Frame':
[after spending $1000 to bribe a corrupt cop]
Anyone has any money? We need to buy gas.
I have 20 rubles.
Petya 'The Frame':
20 rubles? That's only enough to buy some milk from a babushka.
[next scene - Killa is drinking milk from a glass jar, aparently bought from some babushka along the road]
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Among the host of modern time Russian-made "gangster" movies (think Brat/Brother, Brigada, Antikiller, Zhmurki, etc.) this is by far the most realistic one.
Brigada was very much a fiction movie, and so were both parts of Brother. Antikiller was middle of the road, and Zhmurki was just a parody on them all.
One of the previous reviewers wrote that Bumer shows the life in today's Russia. This is not true. Bumer shows life as it was in the early to mid- 1990's (and that was, in fact, the film makers' stated intent).
The "bratki" (gangsters), the "razborki" (inter-gang negotiations), the language, the extortions, the crooked cops, the truck drivers, the roads, the godforsaken village, the robbery - all are very realistic.
The only downside of the film, to my taste, was a bit too many moralizing scenes. But I still rate it as 10 out of 10.
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