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Aleksei Balabanov is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Russe born on 25 february 1959 at Yekaterinburg (Russie)

Aleksei Balabanov

Aleksei Balabanov
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Birth name Alekseï Oktiabrinovitch Balabanov
Nationality Russie
Birth 25 february 1959 at Yekaterinburg (Russie)
Death 18 may 2013 (at 54 years) at Saint Petersburg (Russie)

Aleksei Balabanov (25 February 1959 – 18 May 2013) was a popular Russian filmmaker. He was best known for the 1997 crime film Brat (English title: Brother), and its more action-oriented sequel, Brat-2 (Brother 2), both of which starred Sergei Bodrov, Jr. as a novice hit man. Brother was successful both at the box office and in video copies, achieving wide popularity in Russia. Later, however, Balabanov became better known for his shocking and controversial films Cargo 200 (2007) and Morphine (2008).

Biography

En 1981, il est diplômé de la Faculté de traduction de l'Université linguistique de Gorki. De 1983 à 1987, il travaille comme assistant aux studios de cinéma de Sverdlovsk. En 1990, il obtient le diplôme de réalisateur des Cours supérieurs de formation des scénaristes et réalisateurs, où il étudie à l'atelier du cinéma d'auteur dirigé par Boris Galanter .

Après plusieurs courts métrages, il réalise en 1992 Les Jours heureux, un drame social inspiré des œuvres de Samuel Beckett dont l'action est transposée à Saint-Pétersbourg. Le film sera présenté hors compétition au Festival de Cannes 1992.

En 1999, un Nika du meilleur réalisateur lui est remis pour Des monstres et des hommes (1998), partagé avec Otar Iosseliani récompensé pour Brigands, chapitre VII (1996).

Le 18 mai 2013, il meurt d'une crise cardiaque dans une station thermale de Sestroretsk, alors qu'il travaille sur un nouveau scénario. Il est enterré au Cimetière orthodoxe de Smolensk sur l'île Vassilievski de Saint-Pétersbourg.

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Aleksei Balabanov (13 films)

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Actor

Me Too
Me Too (2012)
, 1h20
Directed by Aleksei Balabanov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama
Themes Philosophie
Actors Aleksei Balabanov, Avdotia Smirnova
Roles Director
Rating63% 3.1963153.1963153.1963153.1963153.196315

Director

Me Too
Me Too (2012)
, 1h20
Directed by Aleksei Balabanov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama
Themes Philosophie
Actors Aleksei Balabanov, Avdotia Smirnova
Rating63% 3.1963153.1963153.1963153.1963153.196315
The Stoker
The Stoker (2010)
, 1h27
Directed by Aleksei Balabanov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Crime
Rating65% 3.299463.299463.299463.299463.29946
Morphine
Morphine (2008)
, 1h52
Directed by Aleksei Balabanov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Leonid Bichevin, Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė, Andreï Panine, Katarina Radivojević, Sergueï Garmach
Rating72% 3.644283.644283.644283.644283.64428
The film takes place in the early 20th century. A young Russian doctor called Mikhail Polyakov (Leonid Bichevin) arrives at a small hospital in a remote village. Having freshly graduated from medical school, with little experience, he is the only doctor in the rural district. He works hard, earning the respect of his small staff (one paramedic and two nurses).
Cargo 200
Cargo 200 (2007)
, 1h25
Directed by Aleksei Balabanov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Leonid Bichevin, Agnia Kouznetsova, Yuri Stepanov, Alekseï Serebryakov
Rating70% 3.5483153.5483153.5483153.5483153.548315
Artemy (Leonid Gromov), professor of Scientific Atheism at the Leningrad State University, is visiting his brother in a small town neighboring Leninsk. There he meets Valery (Leonid Bichevin), a young man who is dating his niece and has come to take her to a party. On the way back from Leninsk to Leningrad Artemy's car breaks down and he goes into an isolated farmhouse to get help. Artemy gets to talking with the farmhouse owner, Alexey (Aleksei Serebryakov). The two drink together homemade alcohol and argue about faith in God and retribution from sins, the professor defending the Soviet atheist worldview. Artemy also encounters Alexey's wife, Antonina (Natalya Akimova), as well as Sunka (Mikhail Skryabin), a Vietnamese worker working at the farm, who seems to be practically a personal slave of Alexey's, and a third stranger who is not explained at the time. Sunka worker finally fixes Artemy's car and the professor drives on. Being too drunk, he prefers to return to his brother.
It Doesn't Hurt Me, 1h44
Directed by Aleksei Balabanov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Renata Litvinova, Dmitri Dyuzhev, Nikita Mikhalkov, Inga Strelkova-Oboldina, Sergei Makovetsky
Rating68% 3.4412253.4412253.4412253.4412253.441225
Tata (Renata Litvinova) is a vivacious young woman whose health is deteriorating due to leukemia. When she meets Misha (Aleksandr Yatsenko) and Oleg (Dmitriy Dyuzhev), the three hit it off well and Tata begins to date Misha. The problem is that she keeps her diagnosis from Misha, which complicates the relationship.
Blind Man's Bluff, 1h45
Directed by Aleksei Balabanov
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Nikita Mikhalkov, Dmitri Dyuzhev, Tatiana Dogileva, Sergei Makovetsky, Viktor Soukhoroukov, Grigori Siyatvinda
Rating71% 3.5953253.5953253.5953253.5953253.595325
The film opens with a professor lecturing a group of university students. The professor says: "Start-up capital is how everything begins - it makes it possible to start a business and multiply the initial investment many times over. The key question is how to get start-up capital..." By way of example, she begins to tell a story that supposedly took place a decade earlier during the socioeconomic tumult in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union.
War
War (2002)
, 2h
Directed by Aleksei Balabanov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, War
Themes Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Aleksey Chadov, Ian Kelly, Sergei Bodrov, Jr., Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė, Vladimir Gostioukhine, Yuri Stepanov
Rating76% 3.8447453.8447453.8447453.8447453.844745
The film begins with the main character Ivan Yermakov (Alexei Chadov) being interviewed, and as he begins his story the films cuts to the spring of 2000, during the Second Chechen War, shortly after the fall of Grozny. A Chechen warlord Aslan Gugayev (Giorgi Gurgulia) runs a camp next to a mountain aul in the Chechen highlands. Despite having secure income from his organized crime gangs in Moscow, Saint Peterburg and Samara as well as some legitimate business there, he takes joy in kidnapping, since that is more patriotic and militant than random crime. Both Ivan and his comrade Fyodka were enslaved after they were taken prisoners in early 2000. They are held captive with a Russian-Jewish businessman named Semyon from Vladikavkaz, who was being held for ransom.
Brother 2
Brother 2 (2000)
, 2h2
Directed by Aleksei Balabanov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Sergei Bodrov, Jr., Viktor Soukhoroukov, Sergei Makovetsky, Gary J. Garland
Rating77% 3.896763.896763.896763.896763.89676
The main hero, Danila Bagrov (Sergey Bodrov Jr.), comes to Moscow because he wants to study medicine and become a doctor. He goes to the building of TV6-MOSCOW, a local Russian TV channel, where he has been invited to appear on a Russian TV show, "In the world of people." On the show, Danila is interviewed along with his former comrades Ilya Setevoy (Kirill Pirogov) and Konstantin Gromov (Alexander Dyachenko). Danila's mother and his older brother Viktor (Viktor Sukhorukov), ex-gangster and now a policeman, see the TV-Show on their TV. Ms. Bagrova, the mother of Viktor and Danila, is unhappy with Viktor because he is drinking vodka all the time and is unable to help her. She mentions to him that his brother is on TV in Moscow, and that Viktor should drive to him and get a real job. She tells him that he should ask his brother for help. But Viktor just screws his brother, telling that his mother will be fine.
Of Freaks and Men, 1h33
Directed by Aleksei Balabanov
Genres Drama, Comedy, Historical
Themes Films about sexuality, BDSM in films, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Sergei Makovetsky, Dinara Droukarova, Viktor Soukhoroukov, Iouri Galtsev
Rating70% 3.544893.544893.544893.544893.54489
L'histoire de deux familles de Saint-Petersbourg au début du XXe siècle. Celle du docteur Stasov et sa femme qui ont adopté dix-sept ans auparavant deux enfants siamois originaires de Mongolie et la famille Radlov, beaucoup plus modeste.
Brother
Brother (1997)
, 1h36
Directed by Aleksei Balabanov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Gangster films
Actors Sergei Bodrov, Jr., Viktor Soukhoroukov
Rating79% 3.9963353.9963353.9963353.9963353.996335
The film begins after the protagonist, Danila Bagrov (Sergei Bodrov Jr.) returns to his small hometown following the demobilisation from the Russian Army. Yet even before he reaches home, he ends up in a fight with security guards, when he accidentally walks onto a film set. The local police release him, on the condition he finds work, and we learn that his late father, once a classmate of the precinct, became a thief in law and died in prison. His mother, not wishing for him to share his father's fate, insists he travels to St. Petersburg to seek out his successful older brother Viktor, whom his mother is confident will help him make a living.
Happy Days
Happy Days (1991)
, 1h26
Directed by Aleksei Balabanov
Genres Drama
Actors Viktor Soukhoroukov
Rating69% 3.480393.480393.480393.480393.48039

Scriptwriter

Me Too
Me Too (2012)
, 1h20
Directed by Aleksei Balabanov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama
Themes Philosophie
Actors Aleksei Balabanov, Avdotia Smirnova
Rating63% 3.1963153.1963153.1963153.1963153.196315
The Stoker
The Stoker (2010)
, 1h27
Directed by Aleksei Balabanov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Crime
Roles Writer
Rating65% 3.299463.299463.299463.299463.29946