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Generation P (2011)

A chronicle of the rise of the advertising industry in Post-Soviet Russia.

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Cast

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Leonid Azadovsky
Andrey Fomin ...
Morkovin
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Gireyev
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Farseykin
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Vovchik
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Malyuta
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Kolya Smirnov
Leonid Parfyonov ...
TV Journalist
Aleksandr Gordon ...
Khanin
Amaliya Mordvinova ...
Lena
Andrey Vasilev ...
Savin (as Andrei V. Vasilyev)
Yuriy Safarov ...
Gussein
Igor Grigoriev ...
Ad agency owner
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Storyline

Generation P is at once a comedy, a tragedy and a historical epic about the rise of a poet-turned-copywriter through Russia's nascent advertising business in post-Communist Moscow, to the chief "creative" behind the virtual world of Russian politics. Written by Generation P

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16 November 2012 (USA)  »

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Wow!  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,094,414 (Russia) (17 April 2011)

Gross:

$6,724 (USA) (18 November 2012)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Actual slogans and brand-names were used in film. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene depicting the late 1980s USSR a street musician is holding a cordless microphone - an incredibly expensive piece of equipment at that time. Even popular Soviet musicians, gathering stadium sized audiences complained they couldn't afford them. See more »

Connections

References Brother (1997) See more »

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Masterpiece in its own right
30 January 2015 | by (Russia) – See all my reviews

This movie enchants with its honesty and surprises with its ingenuity. It shows an art-house-like alternative reality, which is an illusion. Unlike art house the movie has a clear message and meaning, you just have to look deeper. The alternative reality is also not really alternative, most of it is Russian reality now. Essentially, if you are a fan of seeing things through the glasses of irony and satire, you are not afraid to wonder what is really going on in the world behind the mask of show and propaganda, the movie is for you. I can't say it's about Russia only; it is a certain view of the world illustrated by the example of Russia. What country doesn't know lost generations, brain-washing and power play? Do not expect to be satisfied. The story leaves much room for thought and conclusions. Pelevin fans would be thrilled, those who didn't read the book will enjoy the movie nonetheless. It would be wrong to compare it to the book, because this is the kind of book that is next to impossible to be screened, yet the director managed to do it with flying colors. Besides, I can hardly think of any Russian movie with so much cursing, which makes the presented reality even more real. Whatever your impressions of the movie, it is definitely worth your time.


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