Russian cinema today: Save Lenfilm or invest money nowhere


I try to write about topics that interest me. But today the conversation will be about what I have long been disappointed with. It will be about Russian cinema. More precisely, about the fate of the oldest film studio in Russia - about Lenfilm. About whether we need this movie studio. About why the state concern today is really on its knees in front of private business and does not see the opportunity to become a truly profitable enterprise.


Why did the Lenfilm bankruptcy question arise?


I will not write about the advantages or disadvantages of films shot on Lenfilm. Those Soviet, “high-profile” films that even today excite the “soul, brain and nerve” of the viewer, readers already know. However, like several modern paintings. And let the experts talk about the rest.

The reason for the appearance of this material was a letter that at the end of December laid on the table of Russian President Vladimir Putin and on which the president has already imposed the “Agree” resolution (January 15, 2020). The letter was written by Presidential Aide (at that time, now First Deputy Prime Minister) Andrei Belousov and Russian Culture Minister (at that time, now Presidential Aide) Vladimir Medinsky.

The appearance of this letter is connected with a statement by the general director of Lenfilm OJSC (dismissed in December, now acting) Eduard Pichugin and chairman of the board of directors Fedor Bondarchuk about the possible bankruptcy of the concern in the near future.

How Lenfilm OJSC turned into a loss-making enterprise


There are already enough materials in the press about the state of affairs at Lenfilm and proposals for the reanimation of this enterprise. Therefore, it seems to me that it is quite concise to outline the essence of the problem.

So, for the modernization of the film studio Lenfilm took a loan of 2013 billion rubles from VTB Bank for a period of 1,5 years under state guarantees. In 10, Lenfilm agreed to early repay the loan through the sale of non-core assets. Simply put, the film studio decided to sell part of the land of the film studio (including along Tambasova Street). But Lenfilm could not fulfill its obligations.

Then everything “fell in”. To repay the debt, the studio borrowed again. Communal debts, tax debts began to grow. In short, today 12 accounts owned by the studio are blocked by the Federal Tax Service. The financial activities of the organization are paralyzed, even Lenfilm cannot receive subsidies from the state. Just nowhere to translate.

What is proposed to be done to save Lenfilm


What is suggested in the letter? What proposals did President Putin agree to? Firstly, we are talking about the rights to the Lenfilm gold collection. That is, the film studio wants to conclude an agreement with the State Film Fund on the right to show films shot before 1992. Experts, according to RBC, talk about the annual income from showing these films in the amount of 120 million rubles.

The second sentence is no better than the first. All the same sale of land. It is clear that the land is expensive. The scheme is simple. The film studio transfers to the bank a plot of land on Tambasova. For which the bank writes off the debt, evaluating the land at market value (1-1,1 billion rubles). The remaining half a billion Lenfilm will receive as a subsidy from the state.

Thus, the film studio itself will pay the remaining pennies for debts, utility bills, penalties for debts and fines. In principle, this plan looks good. Yes, the state loses a decent amount, but retains the brand and a fairly well-equipped movie studio. But is it necessary?

Will the next financial injection solve the problem?


After all, there is a wonderful example of solving the problems of a film studio. Mosfilm led by Karen Shakhnazarov! Profitable film concern. Why can we create, for example, the United Aircraft Manufacturing Company, but cannot create the United Film Company?

What we see today at Lenfilm has recently been in theaters. Our creative intelligentsia wants freedom of creativity and touching care of the state at the same time. But it should not be so. If you are really great, then you should not be told about this by critics and experts from the cinema or another “cabal”, but by cashiers in your theater or cinema.

As a consumer, I don’t give a damn about all the clever words of critics and experts. I have one criterion: like it or not like it. I want to watch this movie again or forget it right after leaving the cinema hall. After all, this is exactly what happened with several Russian films in 2018-2019.

What is more important in the movie: soul or truth?


By the way, I often hear disputes about what is more important in the film: truth or soul. Once I talked about this with a friend. Former prisoner convicted after the war and spent ten years in the camp. We talked about the "Kuban Cossacks." “You know, we loved this movie. They understood that all this was a fairy tale. That in real life everything is far from the case. But loved. Loved because they showed how it should be! ”

Maybe this monologue is the answer? After all, I can also say, for example, about the White Tiger. History incredible, but I want to believe in her. How do you want to believe in a good end to any film. So what's more important there? Truth or soul? For us, probably, the soul, feeling, experience. But this is my personal perception.

Cinema is a show business, not a museum


But back to Lenfilm. Suppose debts are paid. Once again, at our expense with you. And where is the guarantee that the situation will not happen again? After all, we all passed in the 90s. There was a “grabbing” of film studio divisions, there were clandestine productions, there were attempts at raider seizures.

It is clear that neither Moscow nor St. Petersburg want a unification. “Cockfights” for “curb or curb”, “porch or front door”, “bun or loaf” have long been causing laughter in all of Russia. Only this time we will pay for the front door or entrance. Do we need it?

Rescue "Lenfilm", of course, is necessary. Moreover, you need to carefully look and, possibly, help other movie studios. Otherwise, we will lose the film industry. And along with it is a huge layer of culture, which is important for educating the young generation and preserving our history.

It seems to me that filmmakers forgot one important thing. Cinema is not a picture gallery. This is not a museum, after all. This is show business. And the laws of show business have long been known. And how to make money in this area, too.

To see a movie, you need to want to see a movie


The state will no longer be the producer of your films. And a sponsor too. You need to shoot so that the viewer is waiting for your film. As, for example, happened in the film "Ice". For a month now I have seen an advertisement at a cinema closest to me with the announcement of the film "Ice-2" in February. And I’ll go look. Because advertising is competently promoted. Because there are no more Russian films on posters. No one!
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  1. tihonmarine 30 January 2020 08: 40 New
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    To see a movie, you need to want to see a movie
    To want to see a movie, you need to want to create it. And if the film is created for profit, then there’s nothing to watch.
    1. Svarog 30 January 2020 08: 44 New
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      Cinema, like any art, should not adapt to needs, but shape ... shape and bring new and bright. Then it will be interesting ..
      1. carstorm 11 30 January 2020 08: 58 New
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        if it does not adapt to the needs until you see only three cripples in cinemas. what can you form without an audience?))) Marvel on one movie universe has earned so much that it’s scary to think. audience floor world minimum. and led by Captain America. That's how you need to form.
        1. Svarog 30 January 2020 09: 03 New
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          Quote: carstorm 11
          if it does not adapt to the needs until you see only three cripples in cinemas. what can you form without an audience?)))

          This is advertising, do not confuse with art .. although advertising can also be done very professionally
          1. carstorm 11 30 January 2020 09: 34 New
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            this is not an advertisement. this is pop in essence. but smart. American patriotism and everything you want there. while profitable. classical music is chic but 99 percent of the world's population listens to pop music anyway)
        2. BARKAS 30 January 2020 09: 06 New
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          Marvel is just the best example of the formation in people of the culture that the authors need.
        3. tihonmarine 30 January 2020 09: 34 New
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          Quote: carstorm 11
          audience floor world minimum. and led by Captain America. That's how you need to form.

          Another ten years of rental American films on the screens of the country, and the war will no longer be needed.
          1. carstorm 11 30 January 2020 09: 38 New
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            it’s not worth people to consider amoebas really))) I like these films, but that doesn’t mean that I will change my worldview because of them)
            1. Victorio 30 January 2020 13: 21 New
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              Quote: carstorm 11
              it’s not worth people to consider amoebas really))) i like these movies but this does not mean that I will change my worldview because of them)

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              so they are designed to be liked. they tell you where and how to laugh, and where to cry. you will not change the worldview, and the other will sit down, now it’s 50 percent. )
              1. Po-tzan 30 January 2020 17: 40 New
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                Quote: Victorio
                so they are designed to be liked. they tell you where and how to laugh, and where to cry. you will not change the worldview, and the other will sit down, now it’s 50 percent. )


                Too conspiracy. Amer films are watched for one simple reason - they are better.

                As an example:
                Star Wars "Episode IV - A New Hope" was released on May 25, 1977. Cool special effects at that time, an epic and interesting story that had no analogues in space scenery, models of spaceships, costumes, exotic locations, a huge breakthrough in cinema that brought hundreds of cinema creators millions of dollars, world famous franchise.

                Adventures of Electronics was released on March 23, 1980. There are no special effects, a boring and uninteresting plot, no scenery at all, only the Khrushchevs and empty streets, they remember only in Russia and that is because people had nothing to compare with, they forgot and the useless franchise that rots somewhere in the archives, the creators of the franchise already no one remembers the director in 97 dumped in the United States.


                1. Victorio 31 January 2020 12: 42 New
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                  Quote: PO-tzan
                  Adventures of Electronics was released on March 23, 1980. There are no special effects, a boring and uninteresting plot, no scenery at all, only the Khrushchevs and empty streets, they remember only in Russia and that is because people had nothing to compare with, they forgot and the useless franchise that rots somewhere in the archives, the creators of the franchise already no one remembers the director dumped in the USA in 97

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                  Soviet films of that period gathered hundreds of millions of viewers in their own country and were very popular in many countries. as for the "adventures of electronics", you remember the wretched Khrushchevs, and I am kind and good children's science fiction with great music.
            2. TANKISTONE 31 January 2020 15: 13 New
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              Read the "Manipulation of Consciousness" by Russian publicist and sociologist Sergei Georgievich Kara-Murza. After reading, I would even call "Knowledge Mapping." And do not think that you are so persistent. The substitution is carried out gradually and imperceptibly ...
        4. Vasily Ponomarev 30 January 2020 11: 25 New
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          Marvel earned more than 20 billion only on the Avengers franchise, a world record for one universe, Burkina said well about Hollywood https://burckina-new.livejournal.com/1984317.html
        5. lis-ik 30 January 2020 12: 38 New
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          Quote: carstorm 11
          and led by Captain America. That's how you need to form.

          Comic films, with rare exceptions, are not possible to watch. I'm pissed off by the American expression, "Reading Comics." What is there to read? Nevertheless, the Americans have a lot of really excellent films and TV shows, and you don’t need to refer to Marvel, it’s for teenagers who are not used to reading and very distant audiences.
          1. carstorm 11 30 January 2020 13: 42 New
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            I do not agree. Perhaps the meaning is commonplace, but as it is shot it is very impressive. it's fun. recreation )
            1. Xnumx vis 30 January 2020 14: 32 New
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              The Americans in the movies movement, speed. to put it in a modern “drive” ... Our tyagomotin’s hanging snot, disgusting music (Music for the film is important !!!), as a rule, the vile directorial work ... There are no new ones or artists aren’t allowed ... The stories are torn from present life .. Far-fetched, popular ... Ukraine has an excellent series ... "Papic" ... It's funny, kind, relevant, modern, with good music, acting and directorial work. with a plot relevant in our time ... Look, you will not regret ... And our one weeping Arntgolts show, weeps because of wealth .....
        6. Llur 31 January 2020 10: 36 New
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          99% of comic book adaptations are pretty shit. Modern Western cinema is a beautiful, but empty picture, created to dull the population. Soviet cinema brought up, cleansed the soul, now western - outright rubbish for pumping money and degrading the population. Actor Shcherbakov once admitted - now there are excellent scenarios, but they are not allowed to pass. So modern Russia does not need great films.
      2. 1959ain 30 January 2020 09: 21 New
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        The United States steers and knocked out our filmmakers in the 90s, they tried and tried to make 90s films about pro-thieves, chernukha like the road to the Temple, the Brigade, to leave to live in London, that's why they sold everything there. As a result, it became a reality, we are in the derma, they are in London
        1. tihonmarine 30 January 2020 09: 45 New
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          Quote: 1959ain
          As a result, it became a reality, we are in the derma, they are in London

          I agree, all this our “movie artel” wants to make cheaper, cut down dollars and for permanent residence in Landon. And all their handicraft consists of three scenarios, to defame the great camp and its people, bandits and thieves of all kinds and subspecies, well, for the crying ladies like "rich, beautiful and very smart."
        2. novel66 30 January 2020 10: 17 New
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          the picture is not ideologically sustained, considering who the winner is, there should be a Degtyarev machine gun
          1. 1959ain 30 January 2020 10: 22 New
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            Quote: novel xnumx
            the picture is not ideologically sustained, considering who the winner is, there should be a Degtyarev machine gun
            The winner is the ever-green Dollar and Bavarian beer, everyone runs not only from Ukraine but from Russia to drink it drinks
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        GAF 30 January 2020 17: 10 New
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        Quote: Svarog
        Cinema, like any art, should not adapt to needs, but shape ... shape and bring new and bright

        Under the leadership of the chairman of the board of directors, Fedor Bondarchuk, this will not work. The nature of his glorious ancestor rests on it.
    2. Starover_Z 30 January 2020 09: 02 New
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      The state will no longer be the producer of your films. And a sponsor too.

      And why the state will not be a producer ?! Previously, they shot films orienting the viewer to everything for their homeland and shot well. It’s good now to wave films from the State Film Fund - what good films they shot! And who was shooting, private trader ?! Private traders will shoot lightweight paintings, lack of ideas, spend less, collect more, the benefit of computer effects is not prohibited. But movies without an idea are one-day ones!
      They have already re-shot "Office Romance", "Prisoner of the Caucasus", "There is no turning back", "Aty-bats were soldiers." And how did it happen ?! The last two contemporary ones were shot under different names, the thread of the film is the same, so I remembered them, but not the names, because there is nothing to remember, they were shot almost without an idea, I just don’t want to watch the action and watch 2 times!
      But actors are taught, directors are released, and where are state-directed films ?!
      1. Uncle lee 30 January 2020 09: 17 New
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        As one character said:
        Kina will not, the electricity is over!
        1. Aerodrome 30 January 2020 09: 32 New
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          Quote: Uncle Lee
          As one character said:
          Kina will not, the electricity is over!

          it is probably pleasing ... there’s nothing to watch anyway. there are no professionals.
          1. Uncle lee 30 January 2020 09: 35 New
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            Quote: Aerodrome
            there are no professionals.

            Zadornov called all this (from art, medicine, technology, to politics) in one word - pop!
            1. novel66 30 January 2020 10: 18 New
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              and I would clarify - cheap stuff! ours to you! hi
              1. Uncle lee 30 January 2020 11: 33 New
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                Kitsch (kitsch) (German: Kitsch - hack, bad taste, “cheap”) is one of the earliest standardized manifestations of mass culture, characterized by mass production and status value.
                And you hi
      2. Boris55 30 January 2020 09: 46 New
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        And why the state will not be a producer ?!

        Who do you think is sawing the budget? Is it not a state represented by the Duma, the overwhelming majority of which belongs to the EP (bourgeois party) that allocates money for that culture, which in their view should be among the people. What film for the post-perestroika years was shot for the state budget (for our money), which would meet the interests of the people?

        Cinema is one of the tools of ideological power, which forms people have a positive attitude towards the prevailing concept.
      3. Po-tzan 30 January 2020 11: 09 New
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        Quote: Starover_Z
        They have already re-shot "Office Romance", "Prisoner of the Caucasus", "There is no turning back", "Aty-bats were soldiers." And how did it happen ?!


        It happened so because before shooting the film was a long and laborious process. There were few films and every premiere was an event. In order to watch the film, one had to take pains, go to the cinema, going there was a social event in which people dressed in the front door. Then they discussed for another week. Well, on holidays, of course, those famous 10 Soviet films were played on a single channel by box. The VCR was a rare relic and a luxury item for party bonzes.

        Now films are being shot very quickly, in huge numbers and for every taste. Every home has a computer that allows you to watch any movie at any time, in any quantity. Going to the movies is no longer an event.
        Now you can lie on the couch with a laptop on your stomach, download 10 films, watch one for 10 minutes, say no, not that, watch the second half, then scroll, etc.

        So the "Soviet masterpieces" were perceived as such because of their lack of alternativeness, piecework and imposing on a single channel. Now a film like the irony of fate would have failed at the box office and sunk into oblivion immediately after the premiere.
        1. Victorio 30 January 2020 13: 25 New
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          Quote: PO-tzan
          So the "Soviet masterpieces" were perceived as such because of their lack of alternativeness, piecework and imposing on a single channel. Now a film like the irony of fate would have failed at the box office and sunk into oblivion immediately after the premiere.

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          let them first create such films, and then see if they go into oblivion or not.
        2. Amateur 30 January 2020 14: 37 New
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          Now a movie like irony would failed at the box office and sunk into oblivion immediately after the premiere.

          "Irony" at the box office has never been. This is a television movie. You, our smart little smart one, don’t even know this, but you’re crawling with comments. fool
          1. Po-tzan 30 January 2020 15: 50 New
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            We open our eyes and read carefully "Now would be a movie type irony of fate. "Then we strain the neurons and realize that I never claimed that Irony was at the box office. Although, given your nickname, I give you a discount laughing
      4. Victorio 31 January 2020 13: 29 New
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        Quote: Starover_Z
        And why the state will not be a producer ?! R

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        it does not want, and no one. fashionable and relevant now patriotism - criticize, not do.
    3. Siberia 75 30 January 2020 09: 30 New
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      Quote: tihonmarine
      To want to see a movie, you need to want to create it

      As it turned out, most of the "cultural figures" are seriously rotten. They are terribly far from the people. So they remove either chernukha and anti-Soviet, or cheap crafts.
  2. rocket757 30 January 2020 08: 45 New
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    Cinema is a show business, not a museum

    They persistently convince us of this! Do they succeed or not ???
    What is more important in the movie: soul or truth?

    Do they really think about this? Ali have decided everything already?
    1. Boris55 30 January 2020 09: 53 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      Do they really think about this?

      Distorting the truth, they kill the soul.
      1. rocket757 30 January 2020 10: 16 New
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        Quote: Boris55
        Distorting the truth, they kill the soul.

        They are very dangerous for the future of our homeland! Probably because for some, it has long been no longer their country, not their future ....
  3. svp67 30 January 2020 08: 47 New
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    Because there are no more Russian films on posters. No one!
    I don’t know what posters you have there, but this year just gave me a splash in showing our films ... "Invasion", "Serf", "Salvation Society", "Rzhev," "(Not) ideal man", children's films ... this is what gradually appears on our screens, quite childish ... So, that in vain you are. Soon there will be Kalashnikov
    1. tihonmarine 30 January 2020 09: 51 New
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      children's films ... this is what gradually appears on our screens, enough for children ... So, that in vain you are. Soon there will be Kalashnikov

      Yes, although they are underfilm, but they are Russian, although it’s nice to see people, and not watch tolerant shows about African-Americans and LGBT boys and girls.
    2. Boris55 30 January 2020 10: 12 New
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      Quote: svp67
      "Invasion"

      Do you think that a civilization that has reached such a level of development still uses slave labor in its economic activity? I understand the Americans, they have a complex - they justify their genocide of the Indians, they say that all civilizers do this, and transmit their understanding of "civilization" to the whole world, but why do we need it?

      Quote: svp67
      "Serf"

      Poor major and his rich dad, unable to raise his son - I will shed a tear.

      And so on ... One bad word revolves in the language of all these remakes.

      I prefer to watch South Korean and Chinese films, teaching the "cook" to understand the management. Here is an excerpt from one of him: "Even just indignation should not obscure the just judgment of the ruler."



      This is true of Putin’s actions in relation to Medvedev, but what do our remodelers teach?
    3. Kuroneko 30 January 2020 10: 53 New
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      Quote: svp67
      I don’t know what posters you have there, but this year just gave me a splash in showing our films ... "Invasion", "Serf", "Salvation Society", "Rzhev," "(Not) ideal man", children's films ... this is what gradually appears on our screens, quite childish ...

      1) Customized agitation, and this does not even hide.
      2) Vile, meaningless film. Another of the cohort of ordinary people in society (the potential has not been revealed a bit, although there were all the prerequisites to make the Russian Truman Show out of it).
      3) Amendment, by the way - is not the Society, but the Union. Another chernukha with “historical” sauce. Although the picture is beautiful. It is significant that, at the box office, as expected, he could not even recapture his budget.
      4) I do not want to swear, so about the "False" - know-how.
      5) This is already 2020. And here better than one reviewer wrote, it's hard to say:
      Well, the open finale is generally good. It seems to be setting to continue. Type as "Grandmother of easy virtue" and "Grandmother of easy virtue - 2". Successful franchise. By the way, to shoot the second part, it’s quite possible to call Timati. They seem to be friends with Yegor Creed. And then the coverage of the target audience will be complete at all.

      But even so, judging by the number of viewers and fees, the film was a success. In general, it’s pleasing when so many people go to look at the story of a stupid chicken who buys an artificial man for 9 lyamas, so long as he doesn’t look like a complete goat and indulges in bed. So I went, looked. And I’m not complaining at all. This, after all, means that we live very well, since such topics are relevant for cinema. Or they live there like that, in their cinema-poppin party. Although I think that they are not just “not bad”. It is wonderful.
  4. midshipman 30 January 2020 08: 49 New
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    Remember the words of the leader: "The most important art for us is cinema and the circus." The last word, however, for some reason in Soviet times was thrown out in a quote.
    1. Sotskiy 30 January 2020 12: 43 New
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      Quote: midshipman
      Remember the words of the leader: "The most important art for us is cinema and the circus." The last word, however, for some reason in Soviet times was thrown out in a quote.

      For now, "Circus" is our everything and most important in everything, especially politics. lol
    2. Serwid 30 January 2020 13: 41 New
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      How then do you know about the circus, if thrown out of the quote?
  5. Vladimir_2U 30 January 2020 08: 55 New
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    Do I want to watch this movie again or forget right after leaving the cinema hall
    It’s good that the commercials are also available on the Internet, because in the vast majority of cases the level of the film is visible on them.
  6. strannik1985 30 January 2020 09: 10 New
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    The war, especially the Great Patriotic War, is not the topic you can freely use fiction. Too hot topic, many people more or less involved in history, the Internet as a platform for discussion.
    Well, you can colorfully cover real events.
  7. Ros 56 30 January 2020 09: 14 New
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    Advertising is advertising, but I recall several episodes of my youth and youth. My neighbor and I watched the first episode of Fantomas in a half-empty hall, all the subsequent square in front of the cinema was packed with people who wanted to buy an extra ticket.
    From the very first series on the film “Shield and Sword” there was a stampede and people as a demonstration.
    The same story with the films "A Million Years BC" and "The Legend of the Dinosaur." Conclusion - films must be made good, then the money will come. And this already depends on the professionalism of all who are involved in the movie.
  8. Maks1995 30 January 2020 09: 15 New
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    Alas, it will not be better.
    Previously, in the 90s and 2000s, films were shot for money laundering.
    But at least some were remembered.

    And now for cutting money. And it does not remain in my memory, except that I want to spit.
    And in the same Viking, and in the White Tiger and in many others.
  9. parusnik 30 January 2020 09: 18 New
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    Contemporary Russian cinema gives the impression that once this or that film has already been seen ... in a different interpretation ...
  10. Pane Kohanku 30 January 2020 09: 26 New
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    The film studio transfers to the bank a plot of land on Tambasova.

    In 2009, I went to this base, I thought there was an opportunity to choose a room for rent. It made a completely disgusting impression of devastation. There was electricity (at least with the guard). There was no water. And this, of course, did not fit with those bas-reliefs of the orders that were depicted on the facade .... recourse I say what I saw myself.
  11. Amateur 30 January 2020 09: 29 New
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    Hollywood - cost-effective. Bollywood is super cost-effective. Why is Lenfilm unprofitable? Because you just need to make a good movie.
    Naked sysks have already become boring to everyone, and to shoot as A.German for 10 years “It is difficult to be a god” and get in the end a full guano or Sokurov with his “Cannes” ambitions and absolutely uninteresting films will always be unprofitable.
    1. Victorio 30 January 2020 13: 30 New
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      Quote: Amateur
      Because you just need to make a good movie.

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      I think that you need to shoot different movies, one makes a profit, the other - for children, third, fourth, etc., well, decent leaders, at least.
  12. Mikhail3 30 January 2020 09: 30 New
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    What a strange article. Lenfilm is super successful! It makes "films" for which state subsidies are allocated. In the process of filming money is withdrawn. Everything is going great! Someone from those "great" that "work" so successfully there, wanted something else from the property of the studio. The bank will receive the land (its fate will also be cool), and the modest property in the trump region of St. Petersburg will be “necessary people”. What is the problem?!
    People do not go to these "movies"? But who cares about people in general?
  13. mag nit 30 January 2020 09: 46 New
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    Need to help. There must be movie stars from "Home-2" somewhere
  14. Gardamir 30 January 2020 09: 52 New
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    It is strange why Lenfilm is unprofitable? Many TV channels have their own movie studios. And they work quite successfully. Maybe someone really decided to cut the granny?
    1. Cetron 30 January 2020 21: 24 New
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      Without engaging in abstruse polemics, I’ll say about my childhood feelings: when I saw the Lenfilm screensaver on the screen, I realized that the movie would be gray, boring and abstruse. It was very rarely mistaken. I'm not sorry at the movie studio! Better not a kina than that d .... mo.
  15. Dude 30 January 2020 09: 53 New
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    The article smacks of frank "jeans." With all due respect to the author, some of his passages are striking:
    As a consumer, I don’t give a damn about all the clever words of critics and experts. I have one criterion: like it or not like it.
    Of course, if A. Staver himself positions himself as a "consumer" in the sense that the notorious Fursenko spoke about (not by night if he remembers), then there are no questions. And if for him the Marvel universe, Poekemony and the series Friends are the pinnacle of cinema, then it's hard to fix something.
    In my opinion, the situation around Lenfilm is simple to transparency. The movie studio has too many “tasty” assets. First of all, the earth. First, someone will take over the site on Tambasova, and there the line will reach the site on Petrogradka
  16. New Year day 30 January 2020 10: 59 New
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    forgot Lenin’s grandfather

    or ignored.
    And then they forget the history of their country, and then moaning over patriotism.
    Medina and patriotism are incompatible things. From him a patriot, like a bullet from shit
    1. Vasily Ponomarev 30 January 2020 11: 40 New
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      I wonder why the movie?
  17. Per se. 30 January 2020 11: 12 New
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    What is more important in the movie: soul or truth?
    Cinema is a show business, not a museum
    A relevant article on the topic, but about the two points outlined, you need to decide. First, why is the soul opposed to truth? The soul is not synonymous with lies or embellishments, the film’s soulfulness gives the skill of directing, the talent of the actors' play. We watched the tales of Alexander Rowe, too, and here we knew that this was not true, so what? Any writer or screenwriter has the right to fiction, this is not a protocol, not a documentary, especially if the tasks of agitation and propaganda, issues of moral education are included.

    The second, show business, is not a synonym for cinema, especially art. Now we are ready to do show business from healthcare too, we get it - it’s hard to treat, easy in the grave. In general, when something is done only for the sake of money, this is no longer art, but, as they said, just the cinema is the most important art. There will be endless Spider-Man, versions 1,2, 3, 4, and so on, which you bother with, "people pick it up" ... For profits at the box office, there is a dullness, degradation of the population, of humanity. There was and is a serious movie, and millions of profits cannot be made on it, this must be understood, the state must participate in such a movie, help directors and film studios. Where there is "bread and circuses," there, perhaps, they themselves will earn money.

    Otherwise, as in the film "A Man from the Capuchin Boulevard", you can educate people through art, good cinema, and bandits, or you can make bandits out of normal people with vulgarity and cruelty (John Fest (Andrei Mironov) and Mr. Second (Albert Filozov )). Cinema is not only art, it is a reflection of our morality, therefore, under capitalism, which we have chosen from the garbage can of history, it is very difficult not to slip into the laws of a consumer society and the cult of money.
  18. depressant 30 January 2020 11: 41 New
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    Young people are always looking for someone to do life with. Maybe such a worthy “model” lives next to you, but you don’t see it due to the limited circle of your communication, or it is visible to you and a few more. A bit, right? So give the cinematic "sample" so that tens of millions see who to do life with.
    But no.
    Because the only right one in our time will be the image of a young man from a simple environment, outwardly attractive, strong and fair. The one who is not with a sniper from around the corner enters the battle with the presumptuous corrupt bureaucrat, but is ready to go to victory by law. Enters and wins the battle. Attracting supporters from all generations. Let a fairy tale, but an image to follow. Inspiring hope for legal justice, for the future.
    But no.
    They will not allow it. And you yourself know why.
  19. Old warrior 30 January 2020 11: 58 New
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    And why is not Medinsky with the Finns? This would be more logical in the light of the memorial plaque to Marengame ...
  20. prior 30 January 2020 12: 55 New
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    They scammed the country, but clung to Lenfilm?
    It's time to learn how to bury "corpses", and not cling to past merits.
    What kind of cinema - such and results.
  21. Comrade Kim 31 January 2020 01: 28 New
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    It seems that Lenfilm did not "save" only the lazy, even F. Bondarchuk tried to cover the legendary film studio with his “care” some time ago, it didn’t work out, maybe that's why Lenfilm hasn’t been torn by greedy bigwigs yet:

    "Besides, Bondarchuk asked the President to help the film studio pay off debts, Novaya Gazeta wrote about this, saying that Lenfilm did not receive the state support that was stated in the development concept. Or maybe the money came in, but settled in the wrong pockets? The famous studio, which brought out such masterpieces as Striped Flight, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Chapaev "can simply disappear? Attempts to" save "the film studio and plaintive requests are just a deft move of Bondarchuk and his partners? Wasn't art captured?" Lenfilm "and thirst for profit?"
    "... And where does Fedor Bondarchuk’s money always go? That’s his Online Viefix LLC with revenue in 4,1 млн rubles came out in 2018 with zero profit ... And LLC "Clover" recorded revenue in the amount of - 91 млн rubles, but the profit is minus 96 thousand rubles! Amazing financial metamorphoses. Who helps Mr. Bondarchuk to make films and get a lot of money, despite the dubious performance? .. "
    Source: http://rucompromat.com/articles/fedor_bondarchuk_vyivernet_karmanyi_pered_asv