Studio Columbia Pictures, which is distributor of the film “Duelist” in the world market, announced the launch date of the movie in American theaters. Viewers from USA work Alexey Mizgireva will be available from 2 December.
“Duelist” was the second experience of cooperation with producer Alexander Rodnyansky after the resounding success of the film “Stalingrad”. Once again, we are very pleased with the results of the rental of the new painting in Russia and will be glad to offer the American audience an emotional and visually spectacular film, releasing it in limited release at the end of this year”, – comments the head of the Studio Sanford Panik.
Producer Alexander Rodnyansky says: “We believe that our film turned out strong, exciting story that will be understandable to viewers in the United States. And we are grateful to Sony Pictures that shares our enthusiasm and is preparing a film to the American hire”.
Recall, Sony Pictures released the “Duelist” in the Russian hire on September 29. According to the site film businessin the first weekend, the film has collected 156.2 million rubles, ahead of all the other premiere of the week and shifting from a leading position “the Magnificent seven” by Antoine Fuqua. To date, the total fees amounted to 288,8 million.
“Ru” said a rather mixed reaction from critics and audiences. Some were unhappy that in this historical Thriller was not enough car chases and shooting, others were excited because the Russian mass cinema has finally given the original picture and not a carbon copy of Hollywood models, or another “popular” Comedy.
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On the film, which the press called “an emotional journey into the real and mystical Petersburg, literaturotsentrichna Russia of the XIX century”, working Russian actors Pyotr Fyodorov, Vladimir Mashkov, Aleksandr Yatsenko, Sergey Garmash, Yuriy Kolokolnikov, Pavel Tabakov, Yuliya Khlynina, and the German actress Francis Petri and German actor and theater Director Martin Wuttke.
The authors mixed the Thriller, mysticism and drama, telling about the history of the retired officer, who in 1860, returned to the then capital and is fast becoming known as a cold-blooded duelist.
The plot of the film, referring simultaneously to “the Shot” by Pushkin and “the Duel” by Kuprin, built around the story of a mysterious man who is involved in duels for other people. As it turns out, once he was deprived of his title of nobility and exiled to Siberia. Aleut shaman, whose presence makes the reading of the era Bazarov completely unexpected, gave him a special gift, making certain that the opposite of the wandering Jew or Dracula. Not able to die until the restoration of his honor, the main character put his mystical property on a commercial footing.