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.

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Critic Reviews for Brother

All Critics (5)

Set in St Petersburg and dizzy with an unhappy mood, the film is gripping.

Nov 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Director Aleksei Balabanov's matter-of-fact depiction of his protagonist's exploits conveys the blunt harshness of post-Cold War Russia.

Jan 29, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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...

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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

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