7.0/10
294
1 user 3 critic

My Step Brother Frankenstein (2004)

Moy svodnyy brat Frankenshteyn (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 21 October 2004 (Russia)
A touching story of a soldier who doesn't understand how to live a peaceful life. Kinotaur 2004 Grand-prix and Golden Eagle Award for Best Director to Valery Todorovsky. 2004
Reviews
5 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonid Yarmolnik ... Yulik
Daniil Spivakovskiy ... Pavlik
Elena Yakovleva ... Rita
Artyom Shalimov Artyom Shalimov ... Yegor
Marianna Ilyina Marianna Ilyina ... Anya
Sergey Gazarov ... Edik
Sergey Garmash ... Kurbatov
Elvira Danilina Elvira Danilina ... Galina
Vladimir Bogdanov ... Ryvzh
Tatyana Shumova Tatyana Shumova ... Arina
Sergey Yakubenko Sergey Yakubenko ... Feliks
Darya Belousova Darya Belousova ... Sveta
Anton Lutsenko Anton Lutsenko ... Bard
Yuliana Soldatova Yuliana Soldatova ... Sonya
Tatyana Zhdanova Tatyana Zhdanova ... Editor
Learn more

More Like This 

The Lover (2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

He thought he was in control of his own life. Then he lost his wife and thought it was the hardest hit he could handle. It was not.

Director: Valeriy Todorovskiy
Stars: Oleg Yankovskiy, Sergey Garmash, Andrey Smirnov
Hipsters (2008)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Young people struggle to do things their way in the 1950s.

Director: Valeriy Todorovskiy
Stars: Anton Shagin, Oksana Akinshina, Evgenia Brik
Odessa I (2019)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Odessa, August 1970. A heat wave. The city is full of tourists. Boris and his eight-year-old son Valeri arrive from Moscow to visit his pensioner in-laws, Grigori and Raisa. Their daughters... See full summary »

Directors: Valeriy Todorovskiy, Irina Tretyakova
Stars: Evgeniy Tsyganov, Leonid Yarmolnik, Irina Rozanova
Love (1991)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two Moscow students are mostly concerned with scoring with women but their lives change radically when one of them falls for a Jewish girl whose family is being persecuted by anonymous ... See full summary »

Director: Valeriy Todorovskiy
Stars: Evgeniy Mironov, Natalya Petrova, Dmitriy Maryanov
Bolshoy (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Russian ballerina struggling for one play in Bolshoy theatre.

Director: Valeriy Todorovskiy
Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Valentina Telichkina, Aleksandr Domogarov
Admiral (2008)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of admiral Aleksandr Kolchak who remained faithful to his oath to the Russian Emperor and fought against the Bolshevik rule after the 1917 October Revolution.

Director: Andrey Kravchuk
Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Sergey Bezrukov
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Alyosha has a gambling problem and his girlfriend becomes a stripper to help pay off his debt.

Director: Valeriy Todorovskiy
Stars: Chulpan Khamatova, Dina Korzun, Maksim Sukhanov
The Thief (1997)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A woman meets a man who isn't the right man for her - but she hasn't realised it yet...

Director: Pavel Chukhray
Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Yekaterina Rednikova, Mikhail Filipchuk
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two Russian soldiers, one battle-seasoned and the other barely into his boots and uniform, are taken prisoner by an anxious Islamic father from a remote village hoping to trade them for his captured son.

Director: Sergei Bodrov
Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Sergey Bodrov, Susanna Mekhraliyeva
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

1988-1989. The end of the Soviet-Afghan war. The USSR begins its withdrawal from Afghanistan. Soviet General Vasiliev's son - a pilot named Alexander gets kidnapped by the mujahideen after ... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Lungin
Stars: Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Roman Kolotukhin, Mikhail Kremer
Musulmanin (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A Russian soldier who spent ten years in captivity in Afghanistan, returns to his home village and shocks all its inhabitants because of his conversion to Islam. During his absence, his ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Khotinenko
Stars: Evgeniy Mironov, Aleksandr Baluev, Nina Usatova
Vernost (2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

By the age of 30, Lena was able to achieve good results in life. She worked as an obstetrician-gynecologist. Colleagues respected, and happy patients tried to thank her. Her personal life ... See full summary »

Director: Nigina Sayfullaeva
Stars: Evgeniya Gromova, Aleksandr Pal, Marina Vasileva
Edit

Storyline

A touching story of a soldier who doesn't understand how to live a peaceful life. Kinotaur 2004 Grand-prix and Golden Eagle Award for Best Director to Valery Todorovsky. 2004

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

soldier | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Yegor says in one of the scenes, "A human being should be entirely beautiful: the mind, the body..." This is part of a line said by Michael Astrov in Act II of Anton Chekhov's play "Uncle Vanya" (1896). The entire quotation, very well-known in Russia, goes, "A human being should be entirely beautiful: the face, the clothes, the mind, the thoughts." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Rita slaps Yulik in the face]
[he speaks with long pauses between sentences]
Yulik Krymov: I'm surprised. Rita... How could you... treat this seriously? Some crazy woman wrote a letter. Isn't she raving? Nonsense, isn't it? Please... you're a mom... Okay, what if someone writes tomorrow that I have a triplet? I can swear I don't remember her at all! It was twenty years ago.
Rita Krymova: I just wonder how you are going to tell the kids about it.
See more »

Connections

Features Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Malinovka
(uncredited)
Music by Eduard Khanok (uncredited)
Lyrics by Anatoliy Poperechnyy (uncredited)
Performed by Daniil Spivakovskiy (uncredited)
Pavlik sings several lines from the song, off key and making mistakes in the lyrics, when he is in a cafe with Yulik
See more »

User Reviews

 
A traumatized, one-eyed soldier unable to adjust to peaceful life reunites with his long lost father in Moscow.
9 September 2004 | by Boris TSee all my reviews

Summary: Quiet life of a four member Moscow middle class family is disturbed when the father is reunited with his long lost son, who's only recently come back from the war and was badly injured. It is soon obvious that his scars are not only physically, but emotional. He sees "spooks" everywhere, and his new found family is the only thing he has left in the world, other than one or two army buddies. Family is divided over him, mother sees him as an unstable element, while the son takes an instant dislike to him.

I loved this movie. It's a film that is long due in Russia. Russia has fought Vietnam style wars for the past 20 years and the soldiers who come back are often traumatized. The movie is about one such soldier, trying to adjust to peaceful life. Well, he isn't really trying, for him the war hasn't finished. He sees enemies everywhere. The return of the son also highlights the dormant problems present in the family. The film has its funny moments too, but it's not slap-stick humor, like in say Two Towers where at the most dramatic moments they have the dwarf do and say all the stupid things, it fits perfectly into the movie. The film also highlights the problems in Russian society, that soldiers that place their life on the line of fire are discarded when they are back. A very, very good film, worth watching by everyone.


13 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

21 October 2004 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Féltestvérem, Frankenstein See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed