Keanu Reeves in Siberia and the Russian mafia: in hire leaves a film «the Professional»

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In the Russian rolling out the Thriller «the Professional» starred including in St. Petersburg. The main character played by Keanu Reeves is walking through Siberia in autumn coat, hunting for bear and fraternizing with the Russian mafia. Other comical oddities of the American paintings in the material RIA Novosti.

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The absurdity starts, not even from the first frames, and since the movie poster — Keanu Reeves is depicted on the background of Moscow (the city and the skyscraper), although all two hours while there is a picture of the hero never there visit. The action takes place in Saint-Petersburg and the diamond capital of Russia — the city of Peace. In the English original the film is called «Siberia», but the types Yakutia snow with birches was filmed in Canada.

First, viewers learn about the existence of a Peter. It searches for entire movie hero Keanu Reeves — diamond expert Lucas hill. The slogan of the painting «One against the Russian mafia» is justified in the first few minutes: in the picture there cartoon villain Boris Volkov (played by Paul Lychnikoff, the main «evil Russian» American series) and his bodyguards with massive Golden chains. Gloomy adviser mafia suddenly affectionately called Pavlik.

All this can be ignored, if ridiculous parts somehow compensated plot. But it is quite unintelligible. Because of the hapless Peter’s character is supposed mafia rare blue diamonds, which goes to peace. However, despite the fact that Lucas just two days of delay, it was not all, and spends his time drinking vodka at the bar «U maksimycha».

© Photo courtesy of «Exhibitor of the Movie»the shooting of the film «Professional»Keanu Reeves in Siberia and the Russian mafia: in hire leaves a film «the Professional»© photo courtesy of «Exhibitor of the Movie»the shooting of the film «Professional»you Can omit the frankly unrealistic image of the Peace with the Nordic view of houses and the population in the clothes of American truckers. But it is impossible not to note how Director Matthew Ross is the Russians themselves.

The first acquaintance with the locals in the face of a drunk by the name of Ephraim ends for Lucas fight because of a bottle of vodka. Fortunately, it picks up a compassionate café owner Kate, who, embarrassed by the presence of the hero’s wedding rings and cautions his brother Ivan, immediately offers American to become lovers.

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Completely forgetting about the diamonds, the rest allotted by the mafia period, Reeves portrays a swashbuckling overseas, the fiance goes with his brothers Katie «the bear», is learning the phrase «sorry for the Bird», drinking vodka and singing folk songs. At some point, all action becomes a Comedy. Even unnecessarily frequent sex scenes evoke in the audience is not bashful laugh.

For example, when the hero Reeves calls Russian sweetheart by the name of his wife, and through her tears she suddenly asks: «How old are you?» However, this absurd dialogue, the viewer learns something about the main character — just an odd, sad American, running around Siberia in a light beige coat, Lucas turns into a 51-year-old foreigner who’s having an affair with a young Russian woman.

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No development, the story of the protagonist in the next hour of screen time is not getting. His actions remain a complete mystery to the viewer. However, as the underpinnings of what is happening. Lucas goofy dangle between Peter and Peace, where most of spending time with a new girlfriend, instead of looking for diamonds or other solution to your problem with cartoonish Mafioso Boris.

What is professional, what sort of relationship he has with his wife and why he got in touch with the elusive Peter — is unclear. It is unclear whence undertaken in St. Petersburg friend or foe Lucas, South African businessman Vincent wants to take the diamonds for himself, whether to save the hero from the FSB. The secret services there is also, of course, and again, unexplained reasons Americans are forced to cheat have already become him «brother» Mafioso Boris, threatening to deprive Kate of life.

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In General, the film is not only the model still persisting stereotypes about Russia during the 1990s, but just kitsch movie. Vodka «Siberian Rosa», song Malinin, meeting with the mafia in a public house on the main street of the farewell words of the hero, «you tell Kate, for her sake I’d burn his house» — all this says about the poor taste of the Director. It is difficult to imagine that he saw in this scenario, Keanu Reeves, speaking on the producer.

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