Kinoprogulka with the "brothers"
Once upon a time on television frequently showed the film "Brother" by Alexei Balabanov with Bodrov Sergei and Viktor Sukhorukov in the lead roles. Then I still never was in St. Petersburg and took the city exclusively for the picture from the movie.
Autumn, light sepia film ... a sort of Black dog Petersburg, painted in shades of gray despair, Russian noir. I will not say that it was a good movie or bad in terms of plot, I was terribly interested in the atmosphere of the film and the city.
I wanted to touch their hands these walls, feel the cold wind from the Neva River, walk through the places. In general, the main characters of the film for me was not Danila Bagrov, and Peter himself. I do not know, there is this kind of its own strange, incomprehensible to many romance.
Thus, the cinematic journey in style "was / was" the places of the film "Brother" filmed in 1997. Another fad of my list I performed - visited places of the filming of "Brother" found those same angles and scenes.
In the beginning of the film Danila Bagrov comes from a small town in St. Petersburg, his older brother. He walks in the center, admiring the local beauty and periodically tries to reach the hero Viktor Sukhorukov. The first picture as you can see - Quay Griboyedov Canal and Kazansky Cathedral. Here's our character walking on Millionnaya street, crossing the Winter Canal near the Hermitage.
And this is a modern look.
continue our walk on the Moika Embankment next to the museum-apartment of Pushkin.
According to some machines on the waterfront - during slightly changed
Then Daniel goes in the direction of St. Isaac's Cathedral.
Grid remained the same.
In the Bronze Horseman protagonist seems a little lost - surprised looks around, as if does not know where to go next.
The rider in the fall of 2011 ...
tired of searching and thoroughly zamorznuv, Daniel sits down on a stone bench at the Trinity Bridge ...
I have always, by the way, I thought that this place from the Palace Embankment - and it turned out exactly the same bench located on the Petrograd side. It turns out the hero moved to the other bank of the Neva.
Not finding his brother, Daniel spends the night in the attic of a house, but in the morning met with the Germans trading at St. Andrew's Market on Vasilyevsky Island. The market, unfortunately, completely rebuilt, so I could not find the exact angle. We miss these episodes - The German leads the hero to the Smolensk Lutheran cemetery to his "visit".
The bridge over the river Smolenka and the very pinnacle at home.
In the "gazebo" sit the same homeless himself German.
Arbor I found at once. From the entrance - it is on the right side in the bush, you have to pass 100-200 meters. Despite the fact that the cemetery was restored this fall - there is still all the same devastation. But she also visited besodka someone - lie inside the bottle / jar.
In general, half of the film was shot on Vasilyevsky Island. Here Danila Bagrov replaces the Caucasians who do not want to pay for travel on the tram. The stage itself takes place at the intersection of Prospect Small VO and the 8th line.
Tramways now dismantled, but the Church of the background is still worth it.
Transfer the whole center on Kirochnaya street, 8. Daniel tries to find Nautilus drive and walks on the music stores. Here in the basement was once a club, which is owned by Oleg Garkusha of "AUCTION".
Now place the informal gatherings of young people almost do not know - plitochki, gazonchik. However, the store still seems valid.
So, Daniel still finds his brother, who gives him money to rent the room. The hero looks different options and one of the options apartments again returns it to Vasilyevsky Island.
The place is located on the waterfront Novosmolenskaya, very close to the Gulf of Finland. By the way, appears in the film several times - the latest stage in the attempt on the killer character Sergei Bodrov.
Finding accommodation, Daniel receives an order from his brother - to kill Chechena that keeps the market. Hero thoroughly preparing for the event, studying the waste places of the scene, she wears inconspicuous clothing.
Find a place had to be pretty! Analyzing the next scene with a tram and I thought at St. Andrew's and satisfying markets, as well as Apraksin Dvor. And it was very close by - on the Haymarket. In the 2000s, it was completely reconstructed. At the site of a natural market poyaviltsya shopping complex and indoor stalls. Sam wild market has shifted into the depths of the quarter. However, the angle I still found - on firewall house number 4 on the Moscow prospectus.
Chechena shot himself, Daniel escapes from his pursuers across the thoroughfare-well.
With this yard, I finally found, connected biggest blooper in the movie. The market is located on one bank of the Neva, and the yard - on the other, on Vasilyevsky Island! Between them on the map - about 3 km.
The bandits run into the same yard and hurt Danilo pistol.
Yes, he is a yard between Tuchkov and Volkhov lane.
Another movement in space and the wounded hero runs out of court in the most different ranks of the street, located on the Petrograd side. Here he jumps on a tram, going to the park.
Now here some terribly lively place, when compared with the film frames. Finding your way around is possible, perhaps, only by the yellow-red buildings and trees.
After recovering from his wound, the hero meets and begins an affair with a girl who is the driver of the tram.
The cargo tram in the previous frame was traveling on the Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment. The rails are currently dismantled.
Tram moved to the other side through the Annunciation bridge. In the background - the dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral.
The present appearance.
analyze the results with all the bandits, Danila Bagrov comes back to the Smolensk cemetery to bid farewell to the Germans.
In the film, the characters are sitting in front of farewell on the bench, and the background goes heartbreaking melody Nautilus - "The Beast." Before us shop is not reached, there is only the fence of the cemetery.
At the end of the film Bagrov says goodbye to the city, standing at the water's edge at the arrow of Vasilevsky Island.
This concludes my cinematic journey and on the grounds of one of St. Petersburg's most atmospheric films.