Russia’s Top Movies: December 2020

Published: December 31, 2020

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.

Непосредственно Каха – Straightforwardly Kakha – $7,130,643 as of December 27

Kakha falls in love with beautiful Sofa, but, in order to win her heart, he will first need to win the race against Ruslan’s BMW on his old Russian “Kopeyka”. The task seems  impossible – but is it, actually?

Серебряные коньки – Silver Skates – $3,407,700 as of December 27

In the winter Petersburg of 1899, two people meet, whose paths normally shouldn’t have crossed. Matvey is a poor son of a lamplighter, possessing silver skates as his only fortune. Alisa is a nobleman’s daughter with an urge for science. Once having met, they start chasing the dream together against all odds.

Обратная связь* – Feedback – $1,634,627 as of December 27

On December 31, old friends gather once again at a suburban house to celebrate New Year. Turns out, the New Year’s eve is full of surprises.
*This movie is a sequel of “Громкая связь” (2019). Both of them feature “Квартет И”, a popular Russian theatrical group.

Реальные пацаны против зомби – Real Dudes vs Zombies – $1,099,460 as of December 27

“Реальные пацаны” (Real Dudes) is a Russian comedic TV series, a project of one of the Russian major TV channels, ТНТ. In this feature-length movie, its main characters, regular folks from Perm city, Kolyan and Vovan, are facing a threat of zombie-apocalypse. Are they ready to handle it?

На острие – At the Cutting Edge – $1,036,102 as of December 20

The best fencer in the world, Alexandra Pokrovskaya, is famous, rich and happy. She just needs one more thing to go down in history – the Olympic golden medal. However, a budding star of the fencing world, Kira Egorova, also has the medal in her sights…

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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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