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Set in a dystopian future where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man's effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with hidden forces that control the world.

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Fast Food Executive #2 (as Anastasia Nefedova)
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Fast Food Executive #5 (as Douglas Reno)
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Pavel (as Andrei Kaikov)
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Screaming Woman (as Viktoria Popova)
Jamie Bradshaw ...
Mr. Johnson
Viktor Verzhbitskiy ...
Yuri Nikolaevich (scenes deleted) (as Viktor Verzhbitsky)
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Set in a dystopian future where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man's effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with hidden forces that control the world.

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Crack the code. Take back your mind.

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Opening Weekend:

$240,565 (USA) (7 September 2012)

Gross:

$353,468 (USA) (28 September 2012)
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In two shots we see the list of brands that Misha is crossing out, he crosses out "Burger" with two lines. Later, when he is crossing out other brands, "Burger" has only one line through it. See more »

Quotes

Bob: [getting drunk] It's not a real burger, Misha, if I can't have extra ketchup. It's just a fucking... it's a fucking facade. This whole country is just like one Hollywood back lot, fucking, facade. And it's a really shitty made one, at that.
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Written by I. Arkadyev and A. Ostroysky
Performed by Tatiana
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Jean-Paul Sartre, Beckett would be proud
17 October 2012 | by (Big Sky, United States) – See all my reviews

Somewhere at the far edges of the absurd, the profound can be found. This movie can be enjoyed strictly as a comedy, it can be taken seriously by a few, but most should know this film reaches further than it could ever truly grasp. Branded is flawed, fun, and perhaps best enjoyed in an extremely tired, alternative state of mind.

A few reviews and reviewers note that this film does not live up to its own advertising. There is irony there, but what does live up to advertising? Advertising is amongst the biggest waist of resources in contemporary society. Not just in terms of illusory currency, but the waist of many of todays greatest artists, thinkers, and idea makers; professionals payed to spin lies and manipulate participants of mass media consumption.

Branded may only scratch the surface of many important current problems caused by modern media, but at least its creators and performers put themselves "out there" to ask some interesting questions. May more artists ask important questions, and help move us all to a better place.


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