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Law of the Lawless 

Brigada (original title)
TV-MA | | Action, Crime, Drama | TV Mini-Series (2002)
Brigada is a group of four friends, who grew up together and formed a most powerful gang in Moscow. Initially they made business together, but an unplanned murder transformed them into a ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Sergey Bezrukov ...  Sasha Belov 15 episodes, 2002
Dmitriy Dyuzhev ...  Kosmos 15 episodes, 2002
Pavel Maykov ...  Pchela 15 episodes, 2002
Vladimir Vdovichenkov ...  Fil 15 episodes, 2002
Ekaterina Guseva ...  Olya 15 episodes, 2002
Andrey Panin ...  Detective 15 episodes, 2002
Valentina Telichkina ...  Sasha Belov's Mom 9 episodes, 2002
Aleksey Kravchenko ...  Vvedensky 9 episodes, 2002
Aleksandr Vysokovskiy Aleksandr Vysokovskiy ...  Maks 8 episodes, 2002
Mariya Poroshina ...  Toma / ... 7 episodes, 2002
M. Buzankin M. Buzankin 7 episodes, 2002
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Brigada is a group of four friends, who grew up together and formed a most powerful gang in Moscow. Initially they made business together, but an unplanned murder transformed them into a gang. Now their lives are at risk and there is no way back. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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We are together since the first form, and for everything we do, we take responsibility together. We are The Brigade!


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The original soundtrack album of this title contains quotes from the final episode that reveal a major spoiler. See more »


At the very beginning of episode 15 Sasha reaches out to close the open eyes of his dead friend Bee. Bee, however, closes his eyes a fraction of a second before Sasha actually touches his face. See more »


Boy on a bicycle: Sasha Belov arrived gimme a ruble! Gimme a ruble!
Pchela: What? Come on.
Boy on a bicycle: A ruble!
Pchela: Here, for daddy, mommy and grandma. Get it.
Boy on a bicycle: You're such a sucker, Pchela!
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Best Story Line Ever
1 June 2004 | by PinkNinjaSee all my reviews

Although another member of IMDb commented on how the English subtitles in this movie were poorly done (which I agree with) the movie in its essence was brilliant. I was born in Russia and speak the language fluently which has to be the reason I understood and enjoyed the movie so much. Despite all that, I've had many non-Russian speaking friends who understood the concept and meaning of the movie fully. Sidorov captured the lifestyle of the Russian mafia very accurately. The movie spans the life of 4 friends over a period of 10 years, going from innocent young men who wanted to be tough guys to being big time crime leaders after being left with no choice of other lifestyles. The best part about everything was how Sidorov showed his audience the changing mentalities in the 4 characters before and after the Soviet Union broke up. He made it very clear that many crime bosses came into power and became politicians and people who influence Russia with an iron fist. The movie also shows a lot of dedication. After watching the special features DVD and looking at all the behind the scenes footage, I realized the actors poured their hearts and souls into portraying these 4 characters properly. For one, they spent 2 years of their lives (while production was running), having their friends and family call them by their character names. Some of the actors (like Sergei Bezrukov) had to adjust their acting style. He went from being Russia's Golden Boy who played innocent boyish roles to proving to the Russian community that he has a wide range in his acting skills. I give this movie my full 5 stars and recommend it to everyone.

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23 September 2002 (Russia) See more »

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