Russia’s Top Movies: November 2020

Published: November 30, 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 – $5,022,150 as of November 22

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?

Стрельцов – Streltsov – $4,623,701 as of November 8

Eduard Streltsov is a Soviet soccer superstar, compared by Russians today to the legendary player from Brazil, Pelé. He seems to have it all – skills, fame, money, love – and enemies too. And what can that lead to?

Гудбай, Америка – Goodbye, America – $1,076,479 as of November 1

Russian immigrants in the US can come from all ages and walks of life. But sooner or later all of them realize: you can leave Russia, but you can’t stop being Russian…

Подольские курсанты – Podolsk’ Cadets – $1,065,668 as of November 22

The year is 1941. The film tells the story of cadets from the Podolsk infantry and artillery schools, who were were sent to the Ilyinsky line of defense, not far from Moscow, to hold back the German advance until the arrival of reinforcements.

Глубже! – Deeper! – $721,259 as of November 1

A young director, master of psychological drama, finds himself trying his skills in a completely different genre… porn.

Viewer discretion is advised: the trailer contains several suggestive scenes. 

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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