Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Russian war drama to hit the US silver screen

Russian Aleksey Uchitel's film 'The Edge', nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in the best foreign film category, will hit American screens in spring 2011, Deadline.com reports.

"The Edge" is a war drama and a story of forbidden love between a Russian war hero and a German woman, taking place in the twilight of World War II.

In the USA and Canada, independent company Samuel Goldwyn Films, established in 1999, will be engaged in the distribution.

In Russia the film did not enjoy big commercial success. According to "Film Business Today" magazine, it earned a little over $5 million, whereas its budget, excluding advertising expenses, exceeded $10 million.

Within the past few years, only Timur Bekmambetov's "Night Watch" series was relatively widely-screened in the USA. More recently, Andrey Konchalovsky’s "The Nutcracker in 3D" has failed to make noise in the States, earning less than $200,000.


1 comment:

Andrew666 said...

American audiences are far too isolationist in their viewing habits - they miss out on a wealth of good movies worldwide from countries such as Spain, France, Russia, East Asia and elsewhere.

Russian movie makers should target the great markets - China and India - ensuring their movies are fully subtitled to meet the needs of these markets