Netflix Bought Russian Film “Major Grom: The Plague Doctor” [Video]

On May 5, the Russian film “Major Grom: The Plague Doctor” became available on the Netflix streaming service. The film’s producer, Mikhail Kitaev, said that further cooperation with Netflix will depend on the number of views of the film on the platform, Forbes reports. 

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It is noted that the film “Major Grom: The Plague Doctor” is an adaptation of a comic book by the “Bubble” Russian publishing house. According to the director of the film, Oleg Trofim, the transaction amount was a record among the domestic projects sold to Netflix.

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Kitaev said that for many platforms the obstacle was that they needed exclusive rights for the world broadcast, while these exclusive rights were already given to Russian ‘Kinopoisk’. For Netflix, this was not an obstacle. In Russia, the film is being released both on Netflix and Kinopoisk, and all over the world, it will be broadcast as Netflix Original. It is planned that gradually, Netflix will connect additional regions, so in about a month the film will appear worldwide with dubbing in other languages.

“On the one hand, it responds to the trend of Hollywood superhero storytelling, which has become even more evident with the recent presentation of next year’s releases from Marvel. On the other hand, the film tells this story in a local language, showing the world the Russian reality,” the CEO of Roskino, Evgenia Markova, said.

Ru-Main, 08.05.2021 

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