developing film
legendary Russian film director
provocateur and punk of the movie industry
iconic director of our time
Balabanov
Hooligan
gambler
«‎I grew up a street kid, I shot a lot of slingshots
Making «bombs» and putting them in trash cans,
they used to have iron ones like that, and wait for passersby to react.
Playing cards.»
Мама настояла на том, чтобы Алексей Балабанов учился в школе с углублённым изучением иностранного языка. В старших классах Алексей Балабанов вместе со своим другом Евгением Горенбургом
The future filmmaker was a guitarist. The young people played popular songs by The Beatles, Deep Purple, and Led Zeppelin. Then Alexey entered the Gorky Institute of Foreign Languages, where he later became
создали музыкальную группу «Кери».
Мама настояла на том, чтобы Алексей Балабанов учился в школе с углублённым изучением иностранного языка. В старших классах Алексей Балабанов вместе со своим другом Евгением Горенбургом создали музыкальную группу
«Кери».
Mom insisted that Alexei Balabanov studied at school with advanced study of a foreign language. In high school, Alexei Balabanov, together with his friend Evgeny Gorenburg,
created the musical group «‎Carey»‎.
a translator.
«‎Carey»‎.
Mom insisted that Alexei Balabanov studied at school with advanced study of a foreign language. In high school, Alexei Balabanov, together with his friend Evgeny Gorenburg, created the musical group
The future filmmaker was a guitarist. The young people played popular songs by The Beatles, Deep Purple, and Led Zeppelin. Then Alexey entered the Gorky Institute of Foreign Languages, where he later became a translator.
It didn't matter who,
I didn't care.
«I traveled all over the country back then»‎
movies have been made
in the Far East
far North
in Siberia
Balabanov returned home and got a job at the Sverdlovsk film studio. He was taken third assistant director.
movie
At any cost, but in a
И у меня была фраза «вода обжигала ноги»‎.
Я поступил на сценарно-игровой. Он нам говорит «пишите для Ералаша, там можно хорошие деньги заработать»‎. Я написал рассказ: герой проснулся с похмелья, а у него на кухне вода разлилась холодная.
Он мне говорит: - «По твоему сценарию будут снимать кино. Как ты сделаешь, чтобы вода обжигала ноги?»‎ Я посмотрел и подумал
«чего? дурак что ли?»‎.
I left the session and never came back.
And I had the phrase «‎the water burned my feet.»‎
What am I supposed to learn from an idiot?
He says to me, «‎Your script is going to be made into a movie. How do you make the water burn your feet?»‎‎ I looked at him, and
"‎I got into screenwriting. The teacher tells us, "‎Write for Yerashal, you can make good money there".‎ I wrote a story: the hero woke up with a hangover and cold water spilled in his kitchen.
I thought, «‎What? Are you a fool?»‎
I got into screenwriting. He tells us, «‎‎Write for Yerashal, you can make good money there»‎. I wrote a story: the hero woke up with a hangover and cold water spilled in his kitchen. And I had the phrase «‎the water burned
my feet.»‎
He says to me, «‎Your script is going to be made into a movie. How do you make the water burn your feet?"»‎ I looked at him, and I thought, «‎What? Are you a fool?»‎
I got into screenwriting. He tells us, "‎Write for Yerashal, you can make good money there."‎ I wrote a story: the hero woke up with a hangover and cold water spilled in his kitchen.
in truth.
brother
The city is an evil power. The strong arrive, become weak, the city takes away the strength....
There you go.
BUT EVERYONE HERE IS WEAK.
31 days
35 rubles
2–3 days
YOU SAID THE CITY'S A POWER,
The director wrote the script for the movie at his own summer house.
Cost stretched sweater Bodrov from secondhand, in which he passed all the shooting days of the movie Brat 1 and Brat 2.
Continued filming of the movie Brother 1. A record number of days.
In 1997, the movie «‎Brother» was released, none of its creators did not count on such success: the movie had a record low budget, starring an unprofessional
rookie, and the director just wanted to make money for his other project.
In 1997, the movie "‎Brother" was released, none of its creators did not count on such success: the movie had a record low budget, starring an unprofessional rookie, and the director just wanted to make money for his
other project.
Balabanov remembered that the story of "Brother" was born from his old idea to combine in one movie gangsters and musicians.
Music was to play one of the leading roles in the future movie
Balabanov remembered that the story
of «‎Brother» was born from his old idea
to combine in one movie gangsters and musicians.
Balabanov remembered that the story of "Brother" was born from his old idea to combine in one movie gangsters and musicians.
gangsters and musicians.
Balabanov remembered that the story of "Brother" was born from his old idea to combine in one movie
So what's the power?
The first «‎Brother»‎ makes Danila Bagrov a national hero,
Made up the box office of First Brother
Made up the box office
of the re-rental
In truth. That's why the movie became iconic.
В фильме режиссёр не только сломал «четвёртую стену», связав вымышленный мир с реальным. Не только показал молодёжь «как она есть», но и сделал это с юмором,
почти документальной точностью.
on about the same scale
as «The Beatles».
Sergei Bodrov as a national star
Everything had to be real
— except for the murders.
main event of the country
почти документальной точностью.
crime film «Brother»
Alexei Balabanov was called
«the cult director of our time»
After the release of the
In the movie, the director not only broke the «‎fourth wall»‎ by connecting the fictional world with the real world. Not only showed the youth «‎as it is»‎, But he did it with humor, almost
documentary-like accuracy.
Boy, you don't understand. Bring us some vodka,
we're flying home.
Boy, you don't understand. Bring us some vodka,
we're flying home.
Danila Bagrov the last Russian hero knows exactly what the power is. But his viewer is still trying to figure it out.
It remains the most recognizable, most quoted and most
Discussions of the second «‎Brother» began back on the set of the first.
«Lyosha, so he went to Moscow, and then what?»
— «Further to America».
At the very beginning, the director is about three movies.
There was a simple archetypal triad at work here
- first, one place of power
then another, bigger one.
then the most important thing.
brother 2
Остаётся самым узнаваемым, самым цитируемым и самым актуальным Российским фильмом.
relevant Russian film.
– are you gangsters?
– No. We're Russian.
He starred in a street fight scene and tried so hard to play well that in the acting rush broke Bodrov two ribs.
there's a fan
of the first «brother»
in the «‎black» neighborhood.
For Balabanov, there were no limitations.
Everything was real whenever possible.
Half of Chicago’s cops were real. While you can’t film police officers in Chicago, such strange rules.
there's a fan
of the first «brother»
in the «‎black» neighborhood
there's a fan
of the first «brother»
in the «‎black» neighborhood.
«You played Russia»
Balabanov came up to me after the premiere at the festival and said:
Agnia Kuznetsova
There are no «‎empty spots» in the picture, filmed for a check mark.
eternal cargo
Each frame carries a semantic load, and all the characters help to reveal the essence of the rotten social and
political structure of the country.

Все персонажи — это единый организм, живущий по своим, диким законам безразличия и нравственного упадка.
А сама Анжелика по замыслу автора является аллегорией государственной системы, потерявшей контроль над происходящим и подчиняющейся обстоятельствам
Можно долго разбираться в справедливости провидения и сортировать героев по положительным и отрицательным качествам. Но суть киноленты
киноленты не в этом.
перестройки, какими их видел Алексей
Балабанов.
One can spend a long time parsing the justice of providence and sorting the characters into positive and negative qualities. But that’s
not the point of the movie.
them.
Everything that happens in the movie is a mirror image of the events that swept the USSR during perestroika, as Alexei Balabanov saw

All the characters are a single organism living according to their own, savage laws of indifference and moral decay.
And Angelica herself, according to the author’s plan, is an allegory of the state system, which has lost control over
what is happening and is subject to circumstances.
There are no heroes or anti-heroes in the movie.
One can spend a long time parsing the justice of providence and sorting the characters into positive and negative qualities.
But that’s not the point of the movie.
Everything that happens in the movie is a mirror image of the events that swept the USSR during perestroika, as Alexei
Balabanov saw them.
There are no heroes or anti-heroes in the movie.
All the characters are a single organism living according to their own, savage laws of indifference and moral decay.
And Angelica herself, according to the author’s plan, is an allegory of the state system, which has lost control over
what is happening and is subject to circumstances.
Angelica's red shoes
The shoes cost 45 rubles, which is exactly half a paycheck. They stood in line for six hours
This phrase can only be understood by a person who lived at that time and who understood what good shoes were to a Soviet woman.
«Uncle, I forgot my shoes»
And if the daughter took from her mom such shoes at the disco and came without them, such would be her then… And no amount of torture is gonna make up for the fact that she lost her shoes.
at a time for them.
По режиссёрской задумке туфли Анжелики в должны
Туфли стоили 45 рублей, а это ровно половина зарплаты. За ними стояли по шесть часов
были быть таким «ударом кулаком».
Эту фразу может понять только человек, который жил в то время и который понимал, чем хорошие туфли были для советской женщины.
в очереди.
a «‎fist bump»‎.
The director's idea of Angelica's shoes in was to be such
The shoes cost 45 rubles, which is exactly half a paycheck. They stood in line for six
hours at a time for them.
Cashiers refused
Awarding the tape prize of the Guild of Russian film critics at the film festival turned into
At «Kinotavr» the movie remained without awards.
Cinemas refused to show «Cargo 200».
After reading the script, famous actors preferred not to get involved with the picture.
a quarrel.
to sell tickets
морфий
«‎The story is very simple: I took on this script because Sergei Bodrov wrote it. He’s a friend of mine and we wanted to do a lot of things together, discussing different projects. He really is my friend, and so I decided to continue what he didn’t have time to do, his business. He really wanted to shoot this script. That’s it…»‎
Directed by Alexei Balabanov:
to become what you should be — a real doctor or, for example, a director — you must not be afraid of destroying yourself.
In «Morphine» Balabanov already knows:
In this movie, it’s as if he’s talking about the inevitable impact on a person of what
If you make a movie about your country’s ills, be prepared for them to affect you as well.
If you're a doctor and you treat patients, you're bound to switch places with your patients at some point.
It’s the highest point of manifestation
spiritual power
of man's
Если снимаешь кино про болезни своей страны, будь готов к тому, что они затронут
и тебя.
чтобы стать тем, кем ты должен — настоящим врачом или, например, режиссёром, нужно не бояться себя разрушить.
they do:
From the shameful reality, the corrosive domesticity,
people, illiterate and distrustful patients, screaming, crying and tantrums. From a meaningless and self-defeating existence.
Into some other, heretofore unknown world where none of these things exist.
Everything in the movie points to everyone’s total indifference to everything:
doctor to patient,
and patients to their health,
to food,
to stealing,
pretending,
politics,
music and the end of the picture just reinforces that thought.
Polyakov is consumed not so much by morphine as by the sucking longing for life and the ignorance of how to exist further: in an era of agelessness, where no one needs anyone.
Polyakov's passion for morphine — is nothing
more than an escape attempt
Полякова поглощает не столько морфий, сколько сосущая тоска жизни и незнание, как существовать дальше: в эпохе безвременья, где никто никому
не нужен.
Polyakov's passion for morphine
— is nothing more than an escape attempt
anyone.
Polyakov is consumed not so much by morphine as by the sucking longing for life and the ignorance of how to exist further: in an era of agelessness, where no one needs
balabanov's
last
movie
In the center of the «‎zone»‎ stands the Bell Tower, which takes the chosen ones to the Planet of Happiness.
«This is my last movie. I feel that way»
On the 40th day after Balabanov's death, the Bell Tower of «‎happiness» collapsed
In the film «‎I also want»‎ Balabanov first played, in fact, himself - that is, a famous director.
From the moment the director played his death on screen to his actual passing was
I want too
less than a year.
hero was rejected by the bell tower.
Those whom this bell tower «accepted» find eternal happiness. Those whom it «did not accept» die on its doorstep. Balabanov's