Corrupted cops, street gangs, "bratki" on "bummers" and "merins", angry truck drivers, beautiful women and death are what four friends on a black bummer who set up on mission from one ...
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The film takes place a few years after the events shown in Bummer (2003). Kostyan "Kot", who lost all his friends, the woman he loved and was nearly killed in the first installment of the ... See full summary »
Brigada is a group of four friends, who grew up together and formed a most powerful gang in Moscow. Initially they made business together, but an unplanned murder transformed them into a ... See full summary »
This movie is about the stern gangster customs of one of the Russian provincial cities in the mid-90s . And you could expect either a stupid game of blind man's buffets or a truly bloody showdown with the stacks of "bluffers".
During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.
Corrupted cops, street gangs, "bratki" on "bummers" and "merins", angry truck drivers, beautiful women and death are what four friends on a black bummer who set up on mission from one region of Russia to another are about to face. Don't forget that the main four characters are far from angels themselves...Written by
Pyotr Buslov: the gas station owner who agrees to accept a car audio as a payment instead of cash. See more »
Petya 'The Frame':
[after spending $1000 to bribe a corrupt cop]
Anyone has any money? We need to buy gas.
I have 20 rubles.
Petya 'The Frame':
20 rubles? That's only enough to buy some milk from a babushka.
[next scene - Killa is drinking milk from a glass jar, aparently bought from some babushka along the road]
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First of all, I hate Brigada, in my opinion it's cheap and very false, it rather glorifies Russian gangs than does something else. Despite many somehow say Brigada and this film are similar, they are not. I love Bumer, and I hate Brigada or Brat.
Bumer is apolitical, very sincere and honest movie about people. It doesn't try to dully moralize or glorify or rise patriotism, and instead honestly shows flaws hinting there is something very wrong with society (which is a VERY rare thing in modern Russian movie-land). The film does teach, it shows inevitability of bad effects of bad actions but with style and subtlety. Actors play is another area where this movie shines, it just couldn't be better. Bumer is masterfully shot, the camera work is fantastic, beautiful panoramas and scenes, it looks stylish and not arty-crafty at the same time.
The work of art.
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