Russia’s Top Movies: November 2019

Published: December 4, 2019

Like in most places in the world, Russia’s silver screens are dominated by Hollywood’s global blockbusters. Russia’s film industry has struggled with the financial crisis, but it is also capable of producing films that can occasionally compete locally with the American machine. Once a month, SRAS provides a lineup of the top Russian movies in Russia that ranked in the top 10 for weekend box-office take.

Текст – Text – $5,947,748 as of December 1

27-year-old Ilya has spent seven years in prison on false charges of drug trafficking. When released, he discovers that his old life, which he yearned for while in prison, has been destroyed, and he will no longer be able to return to it. When he again meets Peter, the man who sent him to prison, he gains access to his offender’s smartphone, and with it, to his entire life. He becomes Peter, taking over his business activities and even his correspondence with Peter’s parents and girlfriend Nina.

АванпостThe Blackout – $2,251,880 as of December 1

Something went wrong in the not-so-distant future. Global communications are destroyed due to a sudden attack by a mysterious enemy. People are found dead everywhere, except for a small circle-like area in Western Europe that still has electricity and a handful of survivors. But how long will they manage to stand against the unknown?

Верность – Fidelity – $1,435,277 as of November 17

Liza and Serezha’s relationship is tender, but lacks intimacy. Suspecting her husband of unfaithfulness, Liza begins to cheat herself. She’d never expect, however, what results that might lead to…

Viewer discretion is advised: the film genre’s described as “erotic drama”, and hence, the trailer contains several suggestive scenes.

Давай разведемся – Let’s Get a Divorce – $1,386,842 as of December 1

Anna, a successful gynecologist, spends most of her life at work, not realizing that her husband is about to leave her. Upon realizing, Anna, who is definitely not used to losing, is putting all of her efforts into bringing him back. Involving her kids, playing on jealousy and even resorting to magic – she’s willing to try it all.

Робо – Robo – $1,024,896 as of November 17

Mitya Privalov is a 12-year-old boy who dreams of writing comic books when he grows up. His parents, however, have a different plan for his future – they insist that Mitya should follow in their steps and become a robotic engineer. His parents’ lack of support and understanding is suddenly compensated when Mitya gets to know one of their creations – a talking, walking, and thinking robot, who’s destined to become the boy’s new best friend…

About the author

Alex Sitnikov

Alex holds a BA in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language (RFL) and is currently on his way to get an MA in Translation. He came to Moscow from Tolyatti to study at Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2013 and has been in love with the city ever since. In March 2018 Alex joined SRAS to help coordinate student activities in Moscow. When he’s not occupied with that, Alex likes to play guitar, sing, read, play videogames, and make YouTube videos.

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