Let’s Die for Sour Cucumber and World Revolution in Bender Movie – Falling into ambition, do not fall out of reality. In the production office “Wednesday” under the patronage of Alexander Tsekalo, this truth is rarely neglected. Their current state can be described by the unsightly wording “plus or minus is good.” Proofs? Fact number one – their series periodically leave for Netflix. Fact number two – is the first point not enough? The filmmakers have both Trotsky and Fartsa on board, and Alexander Kott and Yuri Bykov – the orders have written, royalties have been pay, and the audience is as happy as elephants.
Because of that today the bosses of Wednesday decided to repeat the trick that their most fruitful director Yegor Baranov performed a couple of years ago. The scheme is terribly simple and absolutely logical: we shoot a movie series, cut it a couple of full meters, roll it in cinemas, and then release all this mess on small screens. And the wolves are full, and the sheep are safe, and a coin falls into a pocket, and an honest Russian producer remains in the face of morality.
Then, in 2017, Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol fell under the distribution. The great writer was present with the face of Sasha Petrov; and sultry Poltava was turn into Burton’s Sleepy Hollow; populating the Ukrainian wilderness with mermaids and witches. Now the “Sredovites” are looking at the literary heritage of Ilf and Petrov; more precisely, at the mysterious past of their most memorable character – the great strategist Ostap Bender. A slender rogue with the eyes of an Assyrian did not part with a white cap and a woolen scarf; he loved free life and crunchy gold pieces. In the books, Ostap betrays Soviet citizens into rubles at the end of the NEP. Well, the creators of “Bender: The Beginning” decided to give the hero a kind of origin in the spirit of Marvel, moving the scene from the late 1920s to 1919, in the midst of the Civil War.