Sergei and Simon, two minor criminals, are to deliver a suitcase full of heroin to the Mafia boss Mikhalytsch. In the process they run into a myriad of fellow outlaws, drug smugglers and corrupt policemen.
Nizhny Novgorod in the mid-nineties is ruled by criminal gangs. Two young hoodlums, Sergei and Simon, receive an order from local Mafia boss Mikhalytsch (wonderfully performed by Nikita Mikhalkov) and yet everything seems to go wrong from the outset.
A cynical cinematic comment upon the wild 1990s – an era Russians refer to as the “great criminal revolution”. Terrifying as well as witty portrayed by the master provocateur of Russian cinema. CR
DVD | Farbe / colour
Stas Mochnatschew, Alexei Balabanow
Evgenii Privin, Zaur Bolotaev
Pavel Parkhomenko, Tatjana Patrachalzewa
Aleksei Panin, Dmitriy Dyuzhev, Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergei Makovetskiy
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- born 1959 in Sverdlovsk, died 2013 in Sestrorezk, Russia. He studied languages in Corky and directing at the Higher Courses for Screenwriters and Directors (VKSR) in Moscow. He co-founded the production company STV. He has gained cult status in Russia thanks to BRAT (1997) and BRAT 2 (2000).
STSCHASTLIWYJE DNI (1991)
PRIBYTIE POEZDA (1995)
BRAT (1997, Cottbus 1997)
PRO URODOW I LJUDEJ (1998, Cottbus 1998)
BRAT 2 (2000, Cottbus 2000)
WOJNA (2002, Cottbus 2002)
REKA (2003, Cottbus 2003)
MNE NE BOLNO (2006)
GRUZ 200 (2007)
YA TOZHE KHOCHU (2012)