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Arriving in Moscow, Danila discovers Konstantin dead and he sets out to avenge his death; a journey that leads him to Chicago and a whole new experience.

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Aleksey Balabanov
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergey Bodrov ... Danila Bagrov
Viktor Sukhorukov ... Viktor
Sergey Makovetskiy ... Belkin
Irina Saltykova Irina Saltykova ... Irina Saltykova
Kirill Pirogov ... Ilya
Alexander Diachenko ... Kostya / Mitya (as Aleksandr Dyachenko)
Darya Yurgens ... Dasha-Marilyn (as Darya Lesnikova)
Gary Houston ... Mennis
Ray Toler ... Ben - truck driver
Lisa Jeffrey Lisa Jeffrey ... Lisa
Aleksandr Naumov Aleksandr Naumov ... Chief of Bank security
Aleksandr Karamnov Aleksandr Karamnov ... Boris, Saltykova's Guard
Konstantin Zheldin ... Taxi driver (Moscow)
Konstantin Murzenko Konstantin Murzenko ... Fascist
Dmitriy Orlov ... Bandit (as Dmitriy Sborets)
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Danila Bagrov meets his army buddy Konstantin Gromov in Moscow, with whom he fought in Chechnya. The friend tells Danila about his twin brother Dmitry, who is a professional hockey player in America. However, the team owner, in cahoots with his Russian partner, has swindled the young star into an oppressive contract, allowing them to rob him blind. Several days after this conversation, Danila finds Konstantin dead. In order to straighten things out and avenge his friend, Danila goes to Chicago. Written by Serge Aksenov <sergeax@gu.ru>

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Danila vozvrashchayetsya! (Danila returns!)

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Trivia

Irina Saltykova is a real pop star. The scene at her place was filmed in her real apartment. See more »

Goofs

The Jeep Grand Cherokee that's chasing Danila and Victor is not the same one that gets machine gunned in the alley. In fact it is an older Cherokee with different rims. See more »

Quotes

Lisa: [Danila is sleeping. Lisa touches Danila's wound. He wakes up] Oh, I'm sorry!
[Danila pushes her down on the bed and pulls down her panties]
Lisa: No!
Danila: Oh, come on!
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Connections

Referenced in Aristokraticheskiy kinematograf: Episode #1.8 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

DOROGA
Written by Leonid Fyodorov (as L. Fyodorov), Dmitriy Ozerskiy (as D. Ozeretsky)
Performed by AuktsYon
Played when Viktor, then Danila are at the airport of Sheremetyevo and on the planes
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Mama Rossiya
12 February 2011 | by TimeeeSee all my reviews

I usually read the 'Hated it' comments when I like a film, only to get a different point of view. This time though most of the comments just made me laugh. Racist? Insulting? Are you guys serious? I mean sure, there were a lot of parts that could be interpreted as such, but come on- they were in a context, they were supposed to be understood from a certain perspective. Sure there were many stereotypes, but that's not the same thing. Then again the characters expressing racist views- like Danila saying in Brat 1 he doesn't like Jews, or his brother shooting the Ukrainian ('You'll pay for Sevastopol!')- does not mean the film promotes those views. Maybe some people are hyper-sensitive and require immediate and thorough moral condemnation of every non-PC phrase uttered on screen. I for one like to watch films without the plot constantly reminding me of what is right and what is wrong, as if I was a kid- I can make the judgment myself. I welcome morally ambiguous characters, and I don't feel the urge to take offense at any given occasion. Also if this film was racist then so are 90% of American action-movies with their completely stereotypical and ridiculous portrayals of virtually every other nationality from Germans to Chinese. But we all get the point there. So what's wrong here?

On the other hand this was not necessarily a great movie. I loved it and I was entertained- but it obviously has its flaws. Compared to the first one it was certainly not very realistic- Pop star-girlfriend, shooting scenes, TV-reporter etc.- but I didn't feel they went out of line. Still its success is not due to its artistic quality, but due to that it's cool- which was of course the purpose and which is totally OK.

One final point. Maybe it is difficult for people in the West to understand the often exaggerated success that a film of this type can have in other countries- from Russia to Brazil, from Mexico to Turkey, or in Romania-my country. I have grown up watching mostly American movies, as did all of my friends, as did all my generation. I've never been to America and yet I've seen countless movies set in New York, LA or San Francisco, sometimes it seems I know those cities like I've walked their streets for real. And yet there are only about a handful of films about the places where I really do live; about the people here, about our point of view. Of course it feels great, of course it is something significant when an actually cool film is made locally- a mainstream film, with a little national spirit, with a little self-irony, with some making-fun-of-Americans well placed. It is still a strange feeling - for me at least- to see a mainstream movie with all the American action ingredients but with familiar places and familiar kinds of people who are speaking my language; to look at the whole thing as an insider. I guess this mix between the American way of entertainment and a kind of local pride is responsible for the success of a great number of films in many countries. I for sure liked Brat a lot partly because I could relate to the situations and the people very well.


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11 May 2000 (Russia) See more »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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