Aleksei Balabanov

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About Aleksei Balabanov Aleksei Balabanov (born 25 February 1959 in Yekaterinburg, USSR) is a popular Russian filmmaker. Balabanov is 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 the late Sergei Bodrov Jr. as a novice hit man. The second film, along with its soundtrack, was immensely popular in Russia. Recently, however, he has become better known for his shocking and controversial films Gruz 200 (2007) and Morphine (2008).Education In 1981 he graduated from Translation Faculty of Gorky Teachers’ Training University. From 1983 to 1987 Aleksei worked as an assistant of a film director at Sverdlovsk film studio. Later Balabanov studied at the experimental course “Authors’ Cinema” of the High Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors, graduating in 1990.

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1. A. A. Tarkovsky 55616
2. Aleksei Balabanov 27
3. Alexey Smirnov 1

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250. Aleksei Balabanov 27
251. Puttanna Kanagal 27
252. Antonio Mercero 26
253. S.S. Rajamouli 26
254. Nabil Ayouch 26

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