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China to shoot remake of Russian box office hit ''Serf''

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China to shoot remake of Russian box office hit ''Serf''


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Chinese filmmakers are going to shoot a remake of the Russian comedy ''Serf,'' TASS reports. The production rights were acquired by the Alibaba Pictures company. It is planned to release the film in China in 2023-2024.

"Serf" became the highest-grossing film in the history of Russian cinema. It was released on the eve of the New Year holidays of 2020. By the end of January, more than 9,5 million viewers watched the comedy, the income amounted to over $335,000, showing a better result than Hollywood premieres of 2019: Avengers: Endgame and The Lion King.

The film also became the highest-grossing Russian film in Germany.

The picture tells about a wealthy businessman's son. The young man finds himself in a 19th-century village, recreated at the request of his father, who wants to teach his son a lesson.

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