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Siberia (2018)

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When an American diamond trader's Russian partner goes missing, he journeys to Siberia in search of him, but instead begins a love affair.

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Matthew Ross

Writers:

Scott B. Smith (screenplay by), Stephen Hamel (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... Lucas Hill
Boris Gulyarin ... Pyotr
Ashley St. George ... Christa
Elliot Lazar Elliot Lazar ... Sergei - Bellboy
Veronica Ferres ... Raisa
Pasha D. Lychnikoff ... Boris Volkov
Vladimir Shklyar Vladimir Shklyar ... Boris Bodyguard #1
Mikhail Bogdanov Mikhail Bogdanov ... Mercedes Driver
Rafael Petardi ... Pavel
Darren Ross ... Range Rover Driver
Taran Vitt ... Leo (as Vitaliy Demens)
James Gracie ... Vincent
Ana Ularu ... Katya
Dmitry Chepovetsky ... Ivan
Yurij Kis ... Vasily
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Storyline

An American diamond merchant travels to Russia to sell rare blue diamonds of questionable origin. As the deal begins to collapse he falls into an obsessive relationship with a Russian cafe owner in a small Siberian town. As their passion builds, so does the treacherous world of the diamond trade from which he is unable to extricate himself. Both collide as the American man desperately looks for escape in a world with no exit.

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What would you sacrifice for love? See more »


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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Nicolas Cage turned it down before it goes to Keanu Reeves See more »

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Keanu Reeves states: "I packed for St. Petersburg." Meaning that he packed for warm weather. St. Petersburg Russia is slightly farther north than Juneau Alaska so if it is winter in Siberia it would most certainly also be winter in St. Petersburg (the average January temperature in St. Pete. is 22F) so the St. Petersburg scenes were very obviously filmed in summer (the trees are fully leafed out). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pyotr: [in video on his computer] Lucas, it's Pyotr. You ready to get rich? You better be. There is one small thing I will need to tell you. Or maybe not so small. Maybe quite big in fact. So hurry, please. St. Petersburg is not the same without you. Dasvidaniya.
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References Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967) See more »

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Total nonsense screenplay full of plot issues. I've seen better writing from a 5th grader
14 July 2018 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

The screenplay destroyed any potential this film may have had.

The story is absolutely useless and unnecessary from start to midpoint. The remainder of the scenes where convoluted (especially the ending) and so dragged out - especially the lame sex scenes.

I had to fast forward most of the long scenes as I was losing my interest and patience. What were the writers thinking? A 5th grader could have written this better.

This film suffered an identity crisis; what is soft porn? what is a romance? was it a thriller? was it spy film? There was certainly no action or suspense. There where so many plot issues and more holes than in Swiss cheese.

The cinematography was the main highlight, then the acting, and finally the directing was fairly decent, although the director should have demanded this film be edited down - especially the dragged out useless scenes to perhaps a short film. 104 mins was waaay too long for the pacing that was so ridiculously slow. The score was also annoying.

As a huge fan of KR, this was a big disappointment and he should have passed on this one. A 3/10 from me only for the very few positive traits.


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English | Russian

Release Date:

13 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Siberia See more »

Filming Locations:

Marquette, Manitoba, Canada See more »

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$636,366
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