The Best Movie (Russian: Самый лучший фильм, Samy luchshiy film) is a 2008 Russian comedy film from TNT and Comedy Club Russia, spoofing such famous Russian films as Night Watch and Day Watch, The 9th Company, Heat and TV series: My Fair Nanny, Dalnoboyshchiki and Brigada. The movie includes numerous cameos by Russian celebrities, some of them involving a humorous touch on their public image. For instance, socialite Kseniya Sobchak appears as a luxury prostitute, and gay icon Boris Moiseev plays a rough-and-tumble policeman, his only line being: "You gonna sign it all, you faggot!"

The Best Movie
Directed byKirill Kuzin
Written byArtak Gasparyan
Garic Kharlamov
Artur Tumasyan
Produced byArtak Gasparyan
Garic Kharlamov
Alexander Dulerayn
StarringGaric Kharlamov
Mikhail Galustyan
Pavel Volya
CinematographySergey Danduryan
Ulugbeck Khamraev
Edited byPavel Andryushenko
Music byYuri Poteenko
Release date
January 24, 2008 (2008-01-24)
Running time
115 min.
CountryRussia
LanguageRussian
Budget$10 million
Box office$30.5 million

Plot edit

Vadik Volnov (Garik Kharlamov) dies on his own wedding of cannabis overdose and has to prove to God that he is worthy to enter Heaven. During his conversation with God's secretary, Vadik recalls numerous memorable moments of his earthly existence, such as getting drunk on cognac on his 8th birthday, service in the Soviet Army in Afghanistan, bandit showdowns in crime-ridden 1990s Russia, and, finally, meeting the love of his life.

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Box office edit

Supported by an omnipresent marketing campaign, the film grossed 403 Mil. roubles on its opening weekend in Russia. From Russia and the CIS combined, it earned $16.5 million, breaking the opening-weekend record.[1] This record was first surpassed by Avatar, although the film still holds the opening-weekend record for Russian films.[2]

Sequels edit

The film was followed by the sequels The Best Movie 2 and The Best Movie 3.

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References edit

  1. ^ Bresnan, Conor (February 2, 2008). "Around the World Roundup: 'Sweeney Todd,' Russian Movie Lead". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved July 4, 2012.
  2. ^ Russia - CIS All Time Opening Weekends