Komrades (2003) Incl. Birch (1995) БЕРЁЗА
Interviews with naval and military cadets in Russia explores such topics as male-bonding, hazing, patriotism, brotherhood and alcohol abuse.
(2003) Director Steve Kokker spent five years getting close to Russian seamen to give us this gloriously homoerotic peek into male bonding.
(1995) The director's first film begins in a Russian sauna where very buff, naked cadets fan birch branches on each other to stimulate their circulation. The story is of a seduction of a Russian soldier that may or may not go well - but it certainly paves the way for Steve Kokker's later film Komrades.