Below you’ll find all the songs from the official Brother soundtrack as well as other songs that appear in this cult classic. Enjoy!
There is no more iconic Russian cult classic than Brother (aka Brat aka Брат). And the soundtrack that accompanies the movie has come to define Russia’s mid-1990s.
From the very beginning of the movie, we are introduced to the rock band that will be responsible for most of the film’s music – Nautilus Pompilius (band website). The movie’s antihero, Danila Bagrov, played by Sergei Bodrov Jr., has just returned from military service in the First Chechen War and is wandering around his hometown aimlessly. Accidentally, he stumbles into the filming of a music video for Nautilus Pompilius. He then soon disrupts the filming and gets in a fight, to which the police are called.
After Danila is released from the police station, his mother urges him to go to St. Petersburg to find a job with help from his older brother. For the rest of the movie, it’s mainly the music of Nautilus Pompilius that underscores Danila’s hitman adventures. There’re also a couple sings by Russian rock singer, Nastya, as well as some Western music.
I’ve also included the scenes these songs appear in. Perhaps that’ll help you associate the songs more clearly with the moments they appear in the movie.
This song appears once Danila has met with his older brother, Viktor.
Крыля plays in the Brat’s opening scene.
This song appears twice in the movie. The first time, Danila is preparing his gun with a makeshift silence made out of a sprite bottle before he goes to the market. The second time, Danila is ambushed by a hitman with a real silencer. It’s during this ambush that Danila’s CD player gets destroyed.
This is in the official Brat soundtrack. However, I’m not sure it actually appears in the movie.
Just like with Три царя, Воздух is in the official soundtrack, but I can’t locate it in the movie.
This song plays twice. First, when Danila arrives in St. Petersburg and is walking around the city. Second, after Danila crashes the house party and then buries two bodies in the graveyard.
Danila shows a video of this song played at a concert to Sveta, the woman he’s having an affair with.
Матерь богов plays the first time that Danila comes to the market to orchestrate his hit.
This song is performed live at the Nautilus Pompilius concert that Danila and Sveta attend.
In the house party that Danila crashes, Anastasia Poleva herself is singing this song while playing guitar on the couch.
Plays while Danila is sawing off a gun.
After Sveta tells Danila she never wants to see him again, Зверь plays while he walks through St. Petersburg alone and she returns to her terrible home life.
Another version of the song that appears twice in the movie.
This euro disco track plays at the rave to which Kat brings Danila.
Jamaica plays in the apartment where Danila and the two bandits carry out a job. That is, before Danila kills them both.
Sveta sings some lines from this song when Danila stops by and they’re both in the kitchen. Here’s a cover by the great Russian rock group, DDT.
If you enjoyed the Brother soundtrack, you might enjoy listening to the sequel, Brother 2’s soundtrack too. I’ve also collected all the Brother 2 songs on this Russian Film Hub page. There’s much more variety of artists and styles of music, instead of just a lot of Nautilus Pompilius.