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Generation P (2011)

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

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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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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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Trivia

Konstantin Khabenskiy turned down the role of Babylen Tatarsky. Than it went with Vladimir Epifantsev. See more »

Goofs

Vavilen mentions the Russian film "Brother", while talking to a client in 1993. But this film was not released until 1997. See more »

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References Brother (1997) See more »

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Good, and maybe even best adaptation possible
6 May 2011 | by (Kyiv, Ukraine) – See all my reviews

If you have read the book, then you will like that movie did not tried to "improve" or "rethink" the original story, but stayed quite close to original, sometimes quoting parts of the book's text entirely.

Cast is fine. Don't let the sucky trailer full you, actors are playing fine and their characters are quite believable (except for maybe, Litvinova, but she has around 30 seconds on screen, so it does not matter).

Visuals are good. Not great, but good. Its "slightly better 90s", with slightly more human bandits, and slightly cleaner streets.

Sound is fine, and music is even good enough to wonder about buying a soundtrack.

.. but. There is always "but", and in this case - you MUST have lived in ex-USSR 90s, and you must speak Russian, to understand the movie. It's very tightly rooted into post-soviet discourse, and without "cultural references" (c), i am afraid, the movie will be hard to grasp on.

alternatively, if you have ever wondered about, or experienced altered states of consciousness, you might find it fun ;)


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