The film by Alexei Mizgireva “the Duelist”, which started in the Russian hire with zero hours of Thursday, September 29, will be released in wide release in China. In the Chinese market the picture will represent the company Sea&Shell Film. The sale of the rights to the movie was made back in July, but to get a distribution certificate in China the parties made a decision not to announce the conclusion of an agreement, according to the filmmakers.
“We chose the “Duelist” as its first Russian project, which will be shown to us audiences in China. The significance of this event for us is very great. “Duelist” has a deep meaning, high quality, artistic value. It can provide high level of modern Russian cinema to the spectator. We are confident that this bold and artfully made film will allow Chinese audience to enjoy the Russian culture and to feel the attractive force of one of the best examples of Russian cinema”, – commented on the deal the founder of the company Sea&Shell Film, producer Why Chen.
Why added that “Duelist” is able to surpass the 2012 record set by the film “Stalingrad”. This painting is collected in the Chinese car 11.5 million dollars, becoming the highest grossing non-us foreign film in China.
“We are very pleased that our film got to the company, created by professional filmmakers who have a vast experience of successful release in the rental of various projects”, – noted in turn, the producer of “the Duelist” Alexander Rodnyansky.
The Magazine Hello! call the film by Alexei Mizgireva one of the most anticipated projects in the Russian hire. This is the third Russian film shot in IMAX format. It is based on the original story.
“It’s amazing, but the big Russian cinema is rarely drawn to such a beloved and dear to the Russian heart of the Golden nineteenth century, the era’s greatest cultural achievements. Worthy of the author’s movie about this period on the big screen was not, and “Scrapper” compensates for this omission with a vengeance,” writes about the premiere of RIA “news”.
On the film, which the press called “an emotional journey into the real and mystical Petersburg, literaturotsentrichna Russia of the XIX century, worked with 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.