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Son of a Rich (2019)

Kholop (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 24 November 2019 (USA)
An ill-behaved, greedy man wakes up in a 19th century village and finds he is a peasant.

Director:

Klim Shipenko

Writers:

Darya Gratsevich (as Daria Gracevich), Anton Morozenko | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Milos Bikovic ... Grisha
Vadim Demchog Vadim Demchog
Ivan Okhlobystin ... Psychologist
Aleksandra Bortich ... Liza
Aleksandr Samoylenko ... Grisha's father
Mariya Mironova Mariya Mironova ... Anastasiya
Kirill Nagiev Kirill Nagiev ... Aleksey Barchuk
Olga Dibtseva Olga Dibtseva ... Aglaya
Sophia Zayka Sophia Zayka ... Lyuba (as Sofya Zayka)
Vilen Babichev ... Executor with a whip
Anastasiya Kozyreva Anastasiya Kozyreva ... Courtesan
Mikhail Antonov Mikhail Antonov ... Kholop
Mikhail Babichev Mikhail Babichev ... Prikazchik
Sergey Sotserdotskiy Sergey Sotserdotskiy ... Proshka
Oleg Komarov Oleg Komarov ... Barin
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Storyline

Born into an oligarch family, young Grigory is so caught up in his pampered lifestyle he thinks he is above the law. When he goes too far with his escapades and faces a jail sentence, his father takes radical measures. With the help of his old-time friend, a psychologist, he comes up with a plan to 'rehabilitate' his unruly son. They find an abandoned village and reconstruct it, 19th century style. Soon after that, Grigory gets into an arranged,make-believe car accident, and "goes back in time". And so, a sophisticated psychological experiment begins, where a spoiled rich kid gets 'reincarnated' as a serf who lives in a barn on his master's estate. All the people he meets there are hired actors whose job is to impact Grigory's personality in such a way as to turn his life around. There are hidden surveillance cameras hidden in every corner of the 'estate', and a team of psychologists watches Grigory's every move. He will have to learn how to communicate properly with people, to ...

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Comedy

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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Milos Bikovic/VIA Tatyana (2019) See more »

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Stupid rich kid gets a girl he doesn't deserve but it's ok because he's cute
31 May 2020 | by katewingsSee all my reviews

Multi-layered comedy full of in-jokes finally makes laugh at Russian 'new aristocracy' (oligarchs + statesmen) children. Its only significant minus is female lead and romantic storyline. Overall, the movie is a kind of revelation, not only to modern Russian cinematic level. Because for the first time in both Soviet and Russian history it presents stupid (but cute) male character as protatonist. By local standards at least, it's almost a feminist movie.

So, if you know Russian emancipation of serfs (slaves) was in 1861, and the reform lasted for 50 years, the movie can make you smile. Especially, if you're Afro-American thinking like James Baldwin, that racism is a key to everything. No offense.


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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

24 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Serf See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,833,888
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color (IMAX)

Aspect Ratio:

1,34:1
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