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Aleksei Balabanov

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Occupation  Film director
Years active  1989 – 2012

Name  Aleksei Balabanov
Role  Film director
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Born  25 February 1959 (1959-02-25) Sverdlovsk, USSR
Died  May 18, 2013, Sestroretsk, Russia
Spouse  Nadezhda Vasilyeva (m. 2000–2013)
Children  Pyotr Balabanov, Fyodor Balabanov
Awards  Nika Award for Best Film, Nika Award for Best Director
Movies  Brother, Brother 2, Cargo 200, Me Too, Dead Man's Bluff
Similar People  Sergei Bodrov - Jr, Viktor Sukhorukov, Sergey Selyanov, Sergei Makovetsky, Leonid Bichevin

The Story of Aleksei Balabanov’s Unfinished Film The American and Its Potential Afterlife

Aleksei Oktyabrinovich Balabanov (Russian: Алeксeй Oктябpинoвич Балабанoв; 25 February 1959 – 18 May 2013) was a Russian film director, screenwriter, and producer, who shot mostly arthouse pictures, but gained mainstream popularity with the crime drama Brat (Brother) and its more action-oriented sequel, Brat-2 (Brother 2), both of which starred Sergei Bodrov, Jr. as a young hitman. 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 films Cargo 200 (2007) and Morphine (2008).


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Aleksei Oktyabrinovich Balabanov was born on 25 February 1959, in Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg).

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In 1981 Balabanov graduated from Translation Department of the Gorky Pedagogical University of Foreign Languages. He then served in the Soviet Army as an officer-interpreter. After his discharge, from 1983 to 1987 he worked as an assistant film director at Sverdlovsk Film Studio. Balabanov shot his first film in 1987,in the Urals. The script of the film was written overnight. This low-budget work was filmed in a restaurant. Later Balabanov studied at the experimental workshop "Auteur Cinema" (Russian: Авторское кино) of the High Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors, graduating in 1990. In 1994 Balabanov together with Sergey Selyanov and Viktor Sergeyev founded the production company CTV.

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Balabanov died on 18 May 2013 of a heart attack. "Mr. Balabanov is survived by his wife, Nadezhda Vasilyeva, a costume designer, and two sons." "At his death, he was planning to make a film on Stalin, portraying him as a godfather of crime."


  • Florian Weinhold (2013), Path of Blood: The Post-Soviet Gangster, His Mistress and Their Others in Aleksei Balabanov's Genre Films, Reaverlands Books: North Charleston, SC.
  • Filmography

  • Me Too (Я тоже хочу) (2012) – Aleksei Balabanov was awarded the "Best Director" award for this film at the Saint Petersburg International Film Festival
  • The Stoker (Кочегар) (2010)
  • Morphine (Морфий) (2008)
  • Cargo 200 (Груз 200) (2007)
  • It Doesn't Hurt Me (Мне не больно) (2006)
  • Zhmurki (Жмурки) (2005)
  • War (Война) (2002)
  • The River (Река) (2002)
  • Brother 2 (Брат 2) (2000)
  • Of Freaks and Men (Про уродов и людей) (1998)
  • Brother (Брат) (1997)
  • Pribytiye poyezda (1995) (segment "Trofim")
  • The Castle (Замок) (1994)
  • Happy Days (Счастливые дни) (1991)
  • From the History of Aerostatics in Russia (О воздушном летании в России) (1990)
  • Nastya and Yegor (Настя и Егор) (1989)
  • I don`t have friend or One step beyond (У меня нет друга, или One step beyond) (1988)
  • There used to be another time (Раньше было другое время) (1987)
  • References

    Aleksei Balabanov Wikipedia

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