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Brother (1997)

Brat (original title)
An ex-soldier with a personal honor code enters the family crime business in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Director:

Aleksey Balabanov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergey Bodrov ... Danila Bagrov
Viktor Sukhorukov ... Viktor Bagrov
Svetlana Pismichenko Svetlana Pismichenko ... Sveta
Mariya Zhukova Mariya Zhukova ... Kat
Yuriy Kuznetsov ... German
Vyacheslav Butusov Vyacheslav Butusov ... Butusov
Irina Rakshina Irina Rakshina ... Zinka
Sergey Murzin Sergey Murzin ... Krugly
Anatoliy Zhuravlyov Anatoliy Zhuravlyov ... Nervous Bandit
Igor Shibanov Igor Shibanov ... Militiaman
Andrey Fedortsov ... Styopa
Sergey Debizhev Sergey Debizhev ... Sergey Debizhev (as Sergey Debezhev)
Aleksei Sevostyanov
Rinat Ibragimov Rinat Ibragimov ... (as Renat Ibragimov)
Vladimir Ermilov Vladimir Ermilov
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Storyline

Newly discharged from the army, Danila goes to his older brother - a gangster and a killer - to start a new life in St. Petersburg where he's soon situated in the criminal world and asked to kill someone. There his new life starts. He meets new people, including a girl, and becomes a big fan of the rock band "Nautilus Pompillius," but now he is a killer, and realizing killing is easier for him than living makes him understand he is going the wrong way. Written by Max Volovik <dimaa@worldnet.att.net>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Knitted sweater, which was worn by Danila Bagrov, was bought by artist Nadezhda Vasilyeva at the flea market for 35-40 rubles (5$). See more »

Goofs

When Kruglij talks to Sveta for the first time, the camera is reflected in the windscreen of the tram that Sveta is driving. See more »

Quotes

Danila: [talking to the party host] Your America will kick the bucket soon.
Kat: He is French.
Danila: Who cares?
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Connections

Referenced in Generation P (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Khlop-khlop
(uncredited)
Written by Vyacheslav Butusov (uncredited)
Performed by Nautilus Pompilius (uncredited)
Played at the concert of Nautilus Pompilius where Danila comes with Sveta
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Painfully realistic, great action and acting
19 December 2003 | by DevilsFanSee all my reviews

I haven't seen a crime movie with action more realistic than that in Brat. This movie emphasizes that when you get shot you can't run as fast as a cheetah unlike the Hollywood films even today. It was a breakthrough picture for Russia's film-making and, in my opinion, a picture that could take on most of American movies of the same or similar genre. You wanna see the way things were done in Russia five years ago? You wanna see cruel reality? You want to see the real criminal side of Russia? See Brat. It isn't only an amazing movie because it is so realistic, the acting is awesome and you won't get bored for sure. Brat 10/10


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian | English | French

Release Date:

8 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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