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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When Chicago's Sears Tower is visible for the first time during Danila's arrival, it is dusk. However, the ride is then extended another day and Danila is finally shown arriving in Chicago during the day. See more »
[selling a decrepit old car to Danila, talks with a strong Jewish accent]
Young man! We, Russians, do not deceive each other!
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Written by Oleg Molchanov (as O. Molchanov), Arkadiy Slavorosov (as A. Slavorosov)
Performed by Irina Saltykova
First song played on TV when Danila is in Irina Saltykova's flat See more »
Sergei Bodrov Jr. was a real movie star.
I just watched Brat 2 after ordering a copy from a Russian video store in New York and I was not disappointed.
I saw Brat on the International Channel a couple of months ago and was blown away. Ever since I've had been trying to hunt down a copy of Brat 2. While these films are not technically perfect they have a rough hewn charm that no longer exists in most American films. (The lone exception from last year being Spike Jones' Adapation.) Then there's Sergei Bodrov Jr. it is a damn shame that he died last year (along with his film crew in an avalanche) because he was a major talent. He is so damn watchable and the unrelenting honesty of the Danila character makes for a compelling anti-hero in the brother movies that reminds this viewer of the great days of early Brando and Paul Newman.
Once again I will remind people to look at the actual vote rating for this film and ignore the silly IMDB weighted total. (The weighted average seems to be based on the strength of the Top 1000 voters whoever they are - it is not however a true weighted average in a classic math sense.) This film may not be perfect but it is one hell of a ride.
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