Aleksey BALABANOV
Алексей БАЛАБАНОВ
Alekseï BALABANOV
Russia, 2000, 125mn 
Colour, fiction
The Brother 2
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Брат 2

 

 Le Frère 2

 Brat_2

 
Directed by : Aleksey BALABANOV (Алексей БАЛАБАНОВ)
Writing credits : Aleksey BALABANOV (Алексей БАЛАБАНОВ)
 
Cast
Sergey BODROV (jr.) (Сергей БОДРОВ (мл.)) ...Danila Bagrov
Sergey MAKOVETSKY (Сергей МАКОВЕЦКИЙ) ...Belkine
Vladislav OPELIANTS (Владислав ОПЕЛЬЯНЦ) ...lui-même
Egor PAZENKO (Егор ПАЗЕНКО)
Kirill PIROGOV (Кирилл ПИРОГОВ) ...Ilia
Viktor SUKHORUKOV (Виктор СУХОРУКОВ) ...Viktor
Oleg VASILKOV (Олег ВАСИЛЬКОВ)
 
Cinematography : Sergey ASTAKHOV (Сергей АСТАХОВ)
Production design : Aleksandr GILYAREVSKY (Александр ГИЛЯРЕВСКИЙ), Nadezhda VASILYEVA (Надежда ВАСИЛЬЕВА)
Sound : Maksim BELOVOLOV (Максим БЕЛОВОЛОВ)
Produced by : Sergey SELIANOV (Сергей СЕЛЬЯНОВ)
Production : CTB
Film revenue in Russia : 1.028 million dollars
 
Sites : IMDb, Chapaev.media

Plot synopsis
The second film about the cult Russian hero of the last decade of XX century. Danila Bagrov meets his army buddy Konstantin Gromov in Moscow, with whom he fought in Chechnya. The friend tells Danila about his twin brother Dmitry, who is a professional hockey player in America. However, the team owner in cahoots with his Russian partner have swindled the young star into an oppressive contract, allowing them to rob him blind. Several days after this conversation Danila finds Konstantin dead. In order to straighten things out and avenge his friend, Danila goes to Chicago...
Source : www.ctb.ru
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Two Decades of Post-Soviet Cinema : Taking Stock of Our Stocktaking, Seth GRAHAM, kinokultura.com, 2008
Le cinéma des années 1990-2000. Images dispersées, Françoise NAVAILH, Russie, peuples et civilisations, La découverte, 2005
Oh Brother! Aleksei Balabanov's Brat 2, Andrew HORTON, kinoeye.org, 2001
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2021
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2020
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2013
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2011
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2010
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2006
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2000

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