Brother (1997)



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Danila goes to his older brother to start a new life in Petersburg. His brother is a gangster and a killer, and he puts Danila into this criminal world asking him to kill someone. There his new life starts, he meets new people, a girl, becomes a big fan of the rock band "Nautilus Pompillius". Now he is a killer, and killing is easier than living for him. Realizing this makes him understand he is going the wrong way.

Rating: R (for pervasive strong violence, language and brief nudity)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By: , ,
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On DVD: Nov 19, 2002



as Danila Bagrov

as Viktor Bagrov

as The German
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Critic Reviews for Brother

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | August 23, 2010
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 11, 2005
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | June 24, 2002
New York Times
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Full Review… | November 13, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
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Director Aleksei Balabanov's matter-of-fact depiction of his protagonist's exploits conveys the blunt harshness of post-Cold War Russia.

Full Review… | January 29, 2007
Slant Magazine

If anything, this slickly done gangster thriller should be taken as a political warning by the West that Russia is a wounded animal and still dangerous...

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for Brother


Another film from the 1997 Toronto International Film Festival list. Also a Kino Film. If you haven't checked out Kino films its time you did. This movie was filmed in Russia, has English subtitles. About 2 brothers, 1 just discharged from the military service, the other working with the Russian Mafia in St Petersburg, the brother who gets out of the army goes to St peters burgh to find his brother, and in the end takes over brothers position and sends his brother home to aging mother. My review doesn't give it justice, well worth the watch. 3 1/2 stars

Bruce Bruce

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