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Brother (Brat) is a 1997 cult Russian thriller film directed by Aleksey Balabanov. The story revolves around a young Russian man named Danila (Sergei Bodrov Jr.), who goes to join his older brother in St. Petersburg. But Danila's older sibling is a gangster and a cold-blooded contract-killer. Danila is asked to kill someone, and soon learns that he finds killing easier than living (people who don't speak Russian may find it ironic and humorous that the Russian word for "brother" is "brat", so any of us who have brothers will find humor in that translation.)
The following weapons are featured in the film Brother:
Danila's first gun is a locally-produced .22 LR revolver (which apparently has no official name). Cheap revolvers such as this one were produced in the 1990s by one of the gangs which operated out of the Moscow Suburbs. Many people wrongly identify it as a Nagant revolver, due to the somewhat similar appearance to a Nagant.
An exhibit of a locally produced .22 LR Revolver from a Russian Police museum.
The same model, but with another finish.
Danila examines the revolver he took from a mobster.
Danila takes the gun from his pocket and checks it out before a showdown with the white gangsters.
Danila tells one of the white guys to pay the fine.
The revolver is seen lying on a table.
Danila loads the revolver.
Danila works on a suppressor made out of a water bottle and oil filter.
The crude suppressor attached.
A Makarov PM is used by "Utyug" ("Iron") (Vladimir Labetskiy), one of Krugly's henchmen.
Another view of the scene.
A M1911 is used by Viktor (Viktor Sukhorukov).
Victor: Here's a piece with a clip for you. This is 600 more... we'll square accounts later.
Danila: I don't need it.
"Nervous Gangster" knocks down Stepan (Andrey Fedortsov).
Stepan: Guys, I've probably got on the wrong floor, I should go upstairs.
Danila shoots "Nervous Gangster" with his own Colt.
Krugly's main henchman (Aleksey Sevastyanov) carries a Walther P38.
Krugly's main henchman pursues Danila with his Walther P38.
A suppressed Tokarev TT-33 is used by Mole (Aleksey Poluyan).
12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun
Danila buys a double-barreled shotgun (presumably a TOZ-63) from his drunken neighbor (Vitaliy Matveev) and saws down the barrels.
12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun - 12 Gauge
Sawed-off shotgun - 12 Gauge.
Danila: If you'll lie quiet, I'll let you go
A clear view on the shotgun.
Danila kills the henchmen.
A suppressed submachine gun is seen in Viktor's kitchen, with a design somewhat reminiscent of the Sa vz. 23. This is a custom-built submachine gun, one of the countless that were made in the former USSR in the 1990s by criminals and rebels, and whose quality ranged from "crumbling-in-your-hands" to "factory-made quality".
Homemade 9x18mm SMG, for сomparison
Danila unloads a captured SMG. Presumably, this gun uses 9x18mm ammunition.
An M16A1 is seen in the hands of a model on a poster at the end of the film.
Scan of the poster that was in the movie. This poster originally went on sale in 1990.
The poster is seen on the wall.
Brother 2 (Brat 2)