Danita Bragov comes back home after serving two years in the army. But he is not satisfied with his life in the provincial small town. He leaves for St. Petersburg where his elder brother has been very successful in business for the last few years. Danila finds his brother who turns out to be a contract killer. –Cannes Film Festival
Aleksei Balabanov was born on February 25, 1959 in Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg). In 1981 he graduated from Translation Faculty of Gorky Teachers’ Training University. From 1983 to 1987 Alexei worked as an assistant of a film director at Sverdlovsk film studio. Later Balabanov studied at the experimental course “Authors’ Cinema” of the High Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors, graduating in 1990.
Balabanov started his creative career in “big cinema” in 1991 with directing his first full-length feature Shchastlivyye dni (Happy Days) after his own script. In the same year he became the co-author of the script Pogranichniy Conflict (Frontier Conflict) by the young film director Nadezhda Khvorova. In 1992 Aleksei Balabanov together with producers Sergei Selyanov and Vasily Grigor’ev established the STV Film Company, which later participated in creation of almost all of his films.
In 1994 the film director released Zamok (The Castle) after the famous novel by Frantz… read more
El personaje central es un joven justo e ingenuo que ingresa al mundo de la mafia como si se tratase de una aventura juvenil más. El filme tiene el mérito de construir una historia que navega al borde la inverosimilitud con un antihéroe que se vuelve en un justiciero por accidente.