Newly discharged from the army, Danila goes to his older brother — a gangster and a killer — to start a new life in St. Petersburg where he's soon situated in the criminal world and asked to kill someone. There his new life starts. He meets new people, including a girl, and becomes a big fan of the rock band "Nautilus Pompillius," but now he is a killer, and realizing killing is easier for him than living makes him understand he is going the wrong way.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Alexei Balabanov

Written by: Alexei Balabanov

Cinematography: Sergei Astakhov

Editing: Marina Lipartia

Cast: Sergei Bodrov (Danila Bagrov), Viktor Sukhorukov (Victor Bagrov), Svetlana Pismichenko (Sveta)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 1997