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Russian film 'Billion' goes to wide release in the US

The Russian adventure action “Billion” is coming out in wide use in the USA thanks to the cooperation of the distributor KinoKartina.TV with the international cinema chain Kinostar.

Photo: KinoKartina.TV

Adventure action from the director of the duology “DuhLess” by Roman Prygunov “Billion” with Vladimir Mashkov and Alexandra Bortich is being released in the USA.

The film 5 May will be shown in cinemas such cities:

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Photo: KinoKartina.TV

According to the plot of the film “Billion”, an influential banker (Vladimir Mashkov) is doing everything possible not to share the property with his illegitimate sons. But when he is deprived of all the money, it turns out that only they can help Matthew ... To regain his fortune, the billionaire will be forced to rob his own bank in Monte Carlo. And for this, he will have to perform an even more difficult task: regain the trust of children who grew up without a father.

Interesting facts about the film:

  • Billion was filmed in the summer and autumn of 2018 in Moscow, St. Petersburg and on the Cote d'Azur in Marseille, Nice and Monte Carlo. Total work on the set took 44 of the day.
  • The picture was created in chronological order, which is a rarity for filmmaking.
  • The role of billionaire Matthew Levin was written specifically for Vladimir Mashkov.
  • In the shooting of the storming of the bank, along with the actors of the crowd scenes, the current employees of the French police participated.
  • One of the shooting days at the Stock Exchange Marseille was under threat, as a crowd of protesters gathered around the building. Fortunately, the head of the strikers turned out to be acquainted with the director of the French film crew and agreed to move the rally to the next street.
  • Vladimir Mashkov, without a backup, made a speedy ride through Moscow streets on an exclusive Mustang Shelby, which was involved in the filming of the movie "Gone in 60 seconds."
  • Fyodor Bavtrikov, in preparation for the role, watched documentaries about hackers and mastered the blind-printing method; Gela Meskhi learned to drive an excavator and took piano lessons; Vladimir Mashkov learned to deftly roll a coin in his fingers; Pavel Chinarev, together with artists, made up tattoos for his hero; Grigory Kalinin and Alexandra Bortich memorized remarks in French and constantly consulted with translators.

“Billion” is a project of a unique genre for our industry, a very multifaceted and complex set. At the same time, this is a film about very simple things - love, family values. About what is really important in life. And, of course, I am infinitely glad to work with Vladimir Mashkov. He is an amazing, very generous in terms of emotions, very witty. I hope that we have become friends and I still have the opportunity to film him, ”admitted the director of the film Roman Prygunov.

Photo: KinoKartina.TV

“I was attracted to the wonderful script by Andrei Zolotarev and a talented team led by director Roman Prygunov. And, of course, my film children, with whom we together took on this emotional and touching work. I was fun to feel like a father of many children, and even an oligarch. I can say that, as a rule, they are very interesting and talented people. Money almost never falls from the sky. Being a man with a multi-billion dollar state is certainly one of the types of freedom, but also a great challenge. This test also falls to the share of my hero, ”Vladimir Mashkov shared his impressions of the role.

culture film screening film "Billion"

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