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Brother (Brat)

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Film poster
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Aleksey Balabanov
Release Date 1997
Language Russian
Studio Gorky Film Studios
Kinokompaniya CTB
Distributor Kino International
Image Entertainment
Kino Video
Main Cast
Character Actor
Danila Bagrov Sergei Bodrov
Viktor Bagrov Viktor Sukhorukov
Sveta Svetlana Pismichenko
Kat Mariya Zhukova
German Yuriy Kuznetsov
Krugly Sergei Murzin

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:

Handmade Revolver

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. It is later fitted with a homemade suppressor; which would be rather innefective in real life since he gap between the barrel and cylinder still allows gases to escape. How effective it is in the film is not very clear since Danila sets off a firecracker as distraction when he fires it (And he is still detected).

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 Caucasian immigrant gangsters.
Danila tells one of the Caucasian gangsters 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 soda bottle and oil filter.
The crude suppressor attached.

Makarov PM

A Makarov PM is used by "Utyug" ("Iron") (Vladimir Labetskiy), one of Krugly's henchmen.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm
"Utyug" holds his PM.
Another view of the scene.

Colt M1911

A M1911 is used by Viktor (Viktor Sukhorukov).

M1911 - .45ACP
Victor meets Danila.
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.
The "Nervous Gangster"(Anatoliy Zhuravlyov) aims his M1911 at the debtor's friend (Andrey Krasko)
"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.

Walther P38

Krugly's main henchman (Aleksey Sevastyanov) carries a Walther P38.

P38 - 9x19
Krugly's main henchman pursues Danila with his Walther P38.

Tokarev TT-33

A suppressed Tokarev TT-33 is used by Mole (Aleksey Poluyan).

TT - 7.62x25
Mole (Aleksey Poluyan) prepares to shoot his target.

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. Danila handloads his shells replacing the birdshot with nail heads.

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.

Custom-made SMG

A suppressed submachine gun is seen in Viktor's kitchen, with a design somewhat reminiscent of the Sa 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 —Āomparison
Danila unloads a captured SMG. Presumably, this gun uses 9x18mm ammunition.
Danila takes the SMG.

Colt M16A1

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.

See Also

Brother 2 (Brat 2)

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