The Brother (1997)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Urban Drama  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - Russia  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

Young Russian Danila returns home after serving a two-year military stint and discovers that his big brother has become a hit man for mobsters in St. Petersburg and is deeply involved in a Mafia war. Wanting to help, Danila joins the mobsters to become his brother Viktor's assistant. Aimed a younger audiences, this ironic thriller follows Danila's adventures after he successfully completes his first assignment, the murder of The Chechen, a prominent crimelord. During the hit, Danila is wounded and ends up taken care of by a man known only as the German. Meanwhile The Chechen's men are in hot pursuit. Even though Danila spends the bulk of his time trying to avoid them, he also finds a few moments to have a couple of brief love affairs.




brother, hitman, assassination, crime-lord, on-the-run, Russian [nationality]