Film

Brother

Release date: 1997

Format: Feature film

Genre: Action, Classics, Drama

Director: Alexey Balabanov

Writer: Alexey Balabanov

Producer: Sergey Selyanov

Production: Russia

Production Companies: CTB Film Company

Distributor: CTB Film Company, "Intercinema-Art"

Actors: Sergei Bodrov Jr. (Danila), Victor Sukhorukov (Danila’s Brother), Svetlana Pisjmichenko (Sveta), Maria Zhukova (Cat), Yuri Kuznetsov ("German"), Slava Butusov (Butusov), Irina Rakshina (Zinka), Sergei Murzin ("Round"), Anatoly Zhuravlev (Nervous gangster), Igor Shibanov (Policeman), Andrei Fedortsov (Stiopa)

Length: 96 min.

Colour: Colour

Sound: Dolby Digital

There’s more freshness and electricity in five minutes of Brother than in all the Lethal Weapon films put together. —Jay Carr, The Boston GlobeAfter serving two years as a clerk in the Army, Danila Bagrov returns home to discover that life in his provincial town has little to offer him. He moves to St. Petersburg to join his older brother, who is rumored to be doing well in business, only to discover that he is a professional killer caught up in internecine warfare among Mafia groups. Danila signs on as his brother’s assistant and takes on the job of killing the mobster known as the Chechen. Before long, Danila has the Chechen’s men after him, but between dodging bullets and looking for the latest record from Russian rock band Nautilus, he still finds time for romance, partying, and philosophizing.

Festivals and Awards:
60 festival selections, 15 awards:
1. Cannes IFF – Un Certain Regard
2. Open Russian Film Festival “Kinotavr”, Best Actor, Best Film
3. Chicago IFF – Best Actor (sergey Bodrov, Jr.)
4. Cottbus IFF, Germany – special jury prize
5. Macedonia IFF – Golden Prize for Best Cinematography
6. Torino IFF – Speacial Jury Prize, FIPRESCI Prize
7. Munich IFF, Germany
8. La Rochelle IFF
9. Karlovy Vary IFF, Chezh Republic, competition
10. Montreal IFF, Canada, contemporary cinema
11. Quebec IFF, Canada
12. Toronto IFF, Canada
13. Vancouver IFF, Canada
14. Film Festival Forum, Bratislava
15. IF Camera festival; “Manakai Brothers, Macedonia, Skopje – director of photography Gold Prize
16. Haifa IFF, Israel
17. Pusan IFF, Korea
18. Mostra de Valencia, Spain
19. AFI fest, Los Angeles
20. Mill Valley IFF, USA
21. Lincoln Center, New York
22. Puerto Rico IFF
23.Reykjavik IFF, Iceland
24. London FF
25. Giovanni IFF, Torino, Italy – FIPRESCI prize, special jury prize
26. Trieste IFF, Italy
27. Belgrade  IFF
28. Ljubljana IFF, Slovenia
29. Tromso IFF, Norway
30. Portland IFF, USA
31. NatFilm Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
32.Dublin IFF
33. Singapore IFF
34. Istanbul IFF, Turkey
35. Hong Kong IFF
36. Seattle IFF, USA
37. New Zealand FF
38. Warsaw FF, Poland
39. Budapest FF, Hungary
40. Graz 2003, Austria
41.Universite de Nanates, France
42. Danish Film Institute/National Cinematheque, Denmark
43. GoEast IFF, Germany
44. Frankfurt FF
45. Munich Filmmuseum, Germany

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Brother

There’s more freshness and electricity in five minutes of Brother than in all the Lethal Weapon films put together. —Jay Carr, The Boston GlobeAfter serving two years as a clerk in the Army, Danila Bagrov returns home to discover that life in his provincial town has little to offer him. He moves to St. Petersburg to join his older brother, who is rumored to be doing well in business, only to discover that he is a professional killer caught up in internecine warfare among Mafia groups. Danila signs on as his brother’s assistant and takes on the job of killing the mobster known as the Chechen. Before long, Danila has the Chechen’s men after him, but between dodging bullets and looking for the latest record from Russian rock band Nautilus, he still finds time for romance, partying, and philosophizing.

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