Igor KOZLOV, “the FACTS”
After a long break, Ukraine has again opened theaters. True, a part of the ongoing precautionary measures, the pandemic COVID-19, be obliged to sell a limited number of tickets: concert — halls should be empty. But it did not seem a major problem for distributors. Much more difficult to find films that will attract the viewer and return to movie. After all, almost all studios were forced to stop shooting and transfer the most interesting premieres at a later date.
So we have domestic distributors to go to all sorts of tricks. The repertoire of cinemas, announced on July 2, is half of the films which are well-known and long: “pirates of the Caribbean: Revenge of Salazar” (2017), “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” (2017), “the Dark knight: the legend” (2012), “Inception” (2010). The presence of two recent paintings can still be explained by the fact that in July, the expected premiere of a new work directed their cult Director Christopher Nolan is a fantastic Thriller “the Argument”. Maybe the distributors decided to whet interest in it, showing the previous movies Nolan’s shot in the same genre. But the re-launch of “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Guardians of the Galaxy”, and not with the first parts difficult to understand.
In the list of so-called “news” this week was the documentary “Michelangelo. Infinity” (Italy, Vatican, 2019), “Love in the Eternal city” (a collection of Italian short films), Comedy “Champions” (Spain, 2018).
Now tell us more about the following films. Some of them managed to visit the rental before the start of the pandemic.
“The Thing Is, Cap’n.”
(12+, Germany, Constantin Film, crime drama, budget: $ 3 million)
The film was a success in Germany, collecting $ 6.7 million. Critics attribute this to the fact that the Director Marco Kreuzpaintner , using laws crime genre to raise the picture of acute questions about the crimes of the Nazis and whether they have the Statute of limitations. The film’s protagonist — a lawyer-a beginner who commit to defend in court an elderly Italian man accused of the murder of a prominent businessman. The crime was committed in the room of one of Berlin hotels. Italian detained in the lobby with blood on clothes and shoes. He refuses to answer questions not only investigators, but his lawyer. A young lawyer wishes to withdraw from the case. The reason is not only the behavior of the defendant, but that the victim was a close friend of the mother a lawyer… starring Elias M barek (“Who am I?”) and the famous Italian actor Franco Nero (“die hard 2”, “Django unchained”).
(12+, France, Tresor Films, Thriller, budget of 10.8 million dollars)
The publisher hires nine translators in order to produce the final part of the popular trilogy. It must be published simultaneously with the original. To avoid even the slightest leakage, it puts translators into the bunker. There is everything necessary for life, and the life of luxury. Despite precautions, someone still merges to the online translation of the first 10 pages of the book. And begins to blackmail the publisher, threatening to release all the text… One of the main roles in the film was performed by a native of Berdyansk Olga Kurylenko. Having started his career as a model, she became a popular actress who starred of famous Directors. The assets of Olga for more than 30 films, including “quantum of solace” James bond, “Oblivion” with Tom cruise and the acclaimed Comedy “Death to Stalin”. Removed the “Interpreters” French Director régis Ransar. This is his second feature film. The first was a Comedy “At your fingertips”. Thriller has collected in the European rental of $ 2.4 million.
“Leonardo. Uncharted worlds”
(12+, Italy, Progetto Immagine, feature documentary)
Using the latest computer technology, the authors sent the audience on an amazing journey — the mind of the great genius Leonardo Da Vinci. 4K is invited to look at the major inventions and the extant paintings of the legendary scientist and painter of the Renaissance. The creative team of the film, led by Director Jesus Garces Lambert with soul and love have done their job. In Europe the picture has collected more than a million dollars at the box office.
“Welcome to the jungle”
(0+, Mauritius, Sandcastle Studios, entertainment film for family viewing, budget — $ 8 million)
One morning the inhabitants of the jungle for the first time in my life talking! It turned out that a new form of communication became possible by coming down to Earth alien. But the Flip is a mission to conquer the planet. However, his ship crashed, an alien needs help… This fun and instructive story invented directed by Brent Dawes.
(12+, USA, Amazon Studios, Comedy, budget: $ 18 million)
A former black ops commando becomes an agent of the CIA and receives his first assignment. It needs to prevent terrorists from the Middle East to purchase from the Russian mafia radioactive plutonium. The deal intends to hold a dangerous criminal, who did not spare his own brother. Newly minted agent confident of success, only intervenes… 9 year old girl! Yes, our spy falls in love with her mother… the Film was shot by renowned Hollywood Director Peter Segal (“Get smart”, “50 first dates”). The main role is played by professional wrestler Dave Bautista, who is now active in films (“the Avengers: End”), “escape Plan 3”). The film managed to pass in the Australian hire, where he collected 4.9 million dollars.
“Escape from Pretoria”
(12+, Australia UK, Signature Entertainment, Thriller)
The film is based on real events that happened in South Africa in 1979. Three young political prisoners managed to escape then from the Central prison in Pretoria. One of them is Tim Jenkin — wrote a book about it, which was the basis of the script. Made a film directed by Francis Annan. The role Genkina played by Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter in all the movies about the young wizard. The shooting took place in an actual prison in Australia. In world hire the picture has collected while $ 1.5 million.
(16+, USA-UK, RLJE Films, Thriller)
The film is an adaptation of the novel by American James Patterson, who for many years consistently ranked in the top three most highly paid writers in the world. The daughter of a new York detective killed in Europe during their honeymoon. Father goes there to find the culprit. He soon learns that someone has already done a series of similar murders. Maniac leaves no residue. The only clue is a strange cards which serial killer, as if in mockery, sends after each of his attacks. Shot by acclaimed Bosnian Director Danis Tanovic (“no man’s land”). Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan (“Speed: Bus 657”, “Rempeydzh”) and Famke Janssen (the TV series “blacklist” and “How to get away with murder”).
Prepared by Igor KOZLOV, “the FACTS”