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"Brother" shown Wednesday in Russian Film Series

Oct. 6, 2006

KALAMAZOO--An encore screening of "Brother" is the next installment in the Russian Film Series at Western Michigan University beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, on the 10th floor of Sprau Tower. The film is presented in Russian with English subtitles and is open free of charge to the public.

The original 1998 "Brother" charts the fortunes of Danila, a geeky-looking youth who has just finished his national service, arriving in St Petersburg in search of his brother, Viktor, a hit man known as "the Tartar." When Viktor backs out of a contract, Danila takes over and proceeds to knock off the local mafia with a disconcerting array of guerrilla fighting tactics for someone who repeatedly claims he was just a desk clerk during the war in Chechen.

The Russian Film Series is held each semester and parallels the themes being taught in advanced Russian classes in the WMU Department of Foreign Languages. "Brother" and "Brother II" were also shown in 2005 and return by popular request.

All films in the series are shown on Wednesdays beginning at 7 p.m. on the 10th floor of Sprau Tower. All are present in Russian with English subtitles and are open free of charge to the public.

Fall 2006 Russian Film Series

Sept. 27, "My Big Armenian Wedding" (2005)

Oct. 11, "Brother" (1998)

Oct. 25, "State Councilor" (2004)

Nov. 1, "Peculiarities of National Hunting" (1995)

Nov. 15, "Brother II" (2000)

For more information about the Russian Film Series, contact Dr. Dasha Nisula, professor of Russian, at dasha.nisula@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3005.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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