Sisters (2001 film)

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Directed bySergei Bodrov Jr.
Produced bySergei Selyanov
Written bySergei Bodrov, Jr.
Sergei Bodrov
Gulshat Omarova
StarringOksana Akinshina
Katya Gorina
Roman Ageyev
CinematographySergei Bodrov, Jr.
Gulshad Omarova
Sergei Bodrov
Edited byNatalya Kucherenko
Distributed byIntercinema Art
Release date
  • 10 May 2001 (2001-05-10)
Running time
83 minutes

Sisters (Russian: Сёстры, translit. Syostry) is a 2001 Russian crime film directed by Sergei Bodrov, Jr. It is notable as being his first and only film as director due to his death while filming his second film the year after.


Sveta (Oksana Akinshina) and Dina (Katya Gorina) are two half-sisters. Dina is spoiled and lives with her mother Natalia (Tatiana Kolganova) and father Alik (Roman Ageyev), who is a mid-ranking gangster, while Sveta lives with her grandma (Tatyana Tkach) in a more humble existence and wishes to be a sniper in the Russian Army.

Upon Alik's release from prison after doing some time for a robbery, some of his old associates demand him to pay them back some money he allegedly owes. When he refuses, they attempt to kidnap the two girls to try to intimidate him to give them the money. However they manage to escape, and go on the run from the mob through semi-rural Russia while their father attempts to sort affairs with the other gangsters.



When you are eight years old, the whole world is against you. When you are thirteen years old, it's you against the whole world.

Connections to the Brother films[edit]

Some believe that Sisters is the unofficial third entry in the Brother film series. Besides the title and the criminal themes, all three feature Sergei Bodrov Jr. onscreen, who makes a cameo in this film as a possibly mob-connected New Russian. It is unclear if he is in fact Danila, the protagonist of the Brother films.


  • Andrew James Horton. "Musing gangsters".

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