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Syostry (2001)

Two young girls, Sveta and Dina, go on the run to avoid being kidnapped by the former associates of Dina's recently released gangster father.

Director:

Sergey Bodrov

Writers:

Gulshat Omarova (as Gulshad Omarova), Sergei Bodrov (as Sergey Bodrov Sr.) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oksana Akinshina ... Sveta
Katya Gorina ... Dina
Roman Ageev ... Alik, Dina's Father
Tatyana Kolganova Tatyana Kolganova ... Natasha, Girls' Mother
Dmitriy Orlov ... Palych
Kirill Pirogov ... Gangster
Aleksandr Bashirov ... Seifullin
Andrey Krasko ... Uncle Misha
Tatyana Tkach ... Grandmother
Sergey Bodrov ... Guy from SUV
Olga Onishchenko Olga Onishchenko
Roman Zentsov Roman Zentsov
Dmitry Delov Dmitry Delov ... Bandit in Car
Andrei Semyonov Andrei Semyonov
Andrei Gryaznov
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Storyline

Two young girls, Sveta and Dina, go on the run to avoid being kidnapped by the former associates of Dina's recently released gangster father.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Details

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian | Romany

Release Date:

10 May 2001 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Sisters See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Sergey Bodrov, his father, Sergei Bodrov, told him the story and he wrote the script based on it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Natasha, Girls' Mother: [voice from the answering machine] Hello. Please leave your message after the tone.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Voyna
Written by Viktor Tsoy (as V. Tsoy)
Performed by Kino
Played when bandits approach the house where Sveta and Dina are hiding
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Great, Original Russian Drama
2 February 2007 | by jherrSee all my reviews

I really liked this one. I have been on somewhat of a Russian movie bender for the last 4 or 5 months. Most of the movies I have seen have been unremarkable, basically repackage Hollywood with a Russian veneer. However, there have been a few films that have stuck out as something different, films that could only be made in Russia.

I have never been to Russia so I cannot say that the film has any bearing in reality. However, the film seemed real, in the same way that reality can be stranger than fiction. One of the things I loved about this movie is that none of it is filmed in Moscow or St. Petersburg (as far as I could tell). That is pretty rare for a Russia drama that deals solely with the human condition. You get to see a lot of the small town and semi-rural (dascha) parts of Russia in this movie, which is much more interesting than seeing St. Basil's Cathedral for the umteenth millionth time.

The soundtrack in this movie is probably my most favorite of any Russian movie I have seen. It actually works with the screen material and reminds me a lot of movies like Brat and Bumer. There are parts of the film that seem a bit unpolished and awkward, but overall, this is definitely one film to check out if you are into Russia films and culture.


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