Aleksey BALABANOV
Алексей БАЛАБАНОВ
Alekseï BALABANOV
Russia, 1997, 96mn 
Colour, fiction
Brother
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Брат

 

 Le Frère

 Brat

 
Directed by : Aleksey BALABANOV (Алексей БАЛАБАНОВ)
Writing credits : Aleksey BALABANOV (Алексей БАЛАБАНОВ)
 
Cast
Sergey BODROV (jr.) (Сергей БОДРОВ (мл.))
Vyacheslav BUTUSOV (Вячеслав БУТУСОВ)
Sergey DEBIZHEV (Сергей ДЕБИЖЕВ)
Andrei KRASKO (Андрей КРАСКО)
Yuri KUZNETSOV (Юрий КУЗНЕЦОВ)
Igor LIFANOV (Игорь ЛИФАНОВ)
Sergey MURZIN (Сергей МУРЗИН)
Svetlana PISMICHENKO (Светлана ПИСЬМИЧЕНКО)
Viktor SUKHORUKOV (Виктор СУХОРУКОВ)
Mariya ZHUKOVA (Мария ЖУКОВА)
Anatoli ZHURAVLYOV (Анатолий ЖУРАВЛЕВ)
 
Cinematography : Sergey ASTAKHOV (Сергей АСТАХОВ)
Production design : Vladimir KARTASHOV (Владимир КАРТАШОВ), Nadezhda VASILYEVA (Надежда ВАСИЛЬЕВА)
Music : Vyacheslav BUTUSOV (Вячеслав БУТУСОВ)
Sound : Maksim BELOVOLOV (Максим БЕЛОВОЛОВ)
Editing : Tamara LIPARTIA (Тамара ЛИПАРТИЯ)
Produced by : Sergey SELIANOV (Сергей СЕЛЬЯНОВ)
Production : CTB
 
Sites : IMDb, Chapaev.media

Awards :
Prix spécial du jury à Turin, 1997
Médaille d'or à Trieste, 1997
Prix de la critique internationale (FIPRESCI) à Kotbus,
Prix du meilleur acteur (Sergueï Bodrov) au Festival Kinotavr, 1997

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Ruscico
Editor : Image Entertainment

Plot synopsis
Danila Bagrov, just demobbed from the army, returns to his quiet, provincial home town. But life is monotonous and boring in this Russian backwoods, so he is heading for faraway Petersburg, to his elder brother who, as he heard, is doing quite well there and might help his darling little brother to start a new life. On his arrival in Petersburg, Danila discovers that his brother is indeed doing well, having mastered the profession of... a contract killer. And Danila decides to follow suit.
Source : www.ruscico.com
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Tollé en Ukraine autour du film Le Frère, eurotopics.net, 2021
Кино в Петербурге. Петербург в кино, Anna KOVALOVA, seance.ru, 2011
Le cinéma russe, vingt-cinq ans déjà..., Marilyne FELLOUS, kinoglaz.fr, 2010
90-е. Кино, которое мы потеряли, Larisa MALUKOVA, Зебра Е ; 2007 г., 2007
Le cinéma des années 1990-2000. Images dispersées, Françoise NAVAILH, Russie, peuples et civilisations, La découverte, 2005
Даниил Дондурей: "Не брат я тебе, гнида..." [О фильме Брат], Daniil DONDUREY, Искусство кино, 4, 1998
Le film de genre américain dans le cinéma post-communiste : «le Mafiosi Thriller», Christina STOJANOVA, Ciné-Bulles, vol. 17, n° 2,, 1998
Киллер — брат киллера, Yuri BOGOMOLOV, alekseybalabanov.ru, 1997
Фильм Алексея Балабанова Брат показывают на Каннском МКФ в программе «Особый взгляд», Yevgeni MARGOLIT, alekseybalabanov.ru, 1997
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2021
- Marseille Russian Film Festival in Toursky, Marseille (France), 2019
- Russian Film Festival in Niort, Niort (France), 2019
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2019
- Days of Russian cinema, Aix les Bains (France), 2018
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2018
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2017
- Europe around Europe, Paris (France), 2016
- Festival international du film de Marrakech : FIFM, Marrakech (Morocco), 2016
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2013
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2011
- Moscow, St-Petersburg : two faces of Russia, Paris (France), 2010
- Fribourg International Film Festival, Fribourg (Switzerland), 2010
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2009
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2008
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2007
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2003
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1997
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1997