Directed by: Aleksei Balabanov
Released: 1997
Run time: 96 minutes
Certificate: 18
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An ex-soldier with a personal honour code enters the family crime business in St Petersburg

When Chechen veteran Danila is sent by his mother to live with his brother in St Petersburg, he finds himself at the heart of the city’s seedy underbelly.

This stylish gangster film was was made in 31 days on a shoestring budget, with the actors working for little to no pay. Nevertheless, it became one of the most commercially successful Russian films of the 1990s and quickly rose to cult film status throughout Russia.

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