The young courier of travel company Artem casually gets acquainted with TV host Veronica. Understanding that to make impression on the new acquaintance it has not enough chances, the young man takes in motor show fancy "Mercedes" on test drive, and the car, as usual, at once steal. It is good that Artem has very old friend Egor, the major of militia who finds out that stolen "Mercedes" came into the hands of criminal authority on provincial Sukhodolsk. Friends go to the world unusual to which is not so similar to Moscow where thanks to persistence, cunnings, impudence and recklessness put small town life upside down.
Probably, Paradise really is from us too far, time his courier went to big screens long one and a half years. Time which has passed from the completion of shootings in the summer of 2012, according to producers, was spent for that on an assembly table to make of a picture rather light, clockwork, national comedy. Whether it was possible? In big degree yes.
We hurry to warn, however: highbrow critics of a folksy humour do not need even to worry – cinema it not for them. As well as left slightly earlier this year «it is bitter!», "Courier" applies rather for love of the audience of the first and second television channels, instead of those to whom to taste intellectual jokes with a double bottom or Pelevin, Sorokin’s charades and others. No, "Courier" is simple, but at the same time is capacious and exact.
Most of all the picture reminds Russian fairy tales on Ivan Durachok. The protagonist of a picture – the obvious stranger in the modern cynical world, it believes that is possible personal application of forces not only to solve own problems, but also to change everything around. Utopia? But focus that to it is possible not simply most to "light up" but also to "light" people around. Probably, such people also make all changes in our life both in good, and in the bad party. Only they became an endangered species.
According to screenwriter Andrey Kivinov, in a basis of the film the history laid down really occurred with one of his friends. Only the car then stole already to the Kemerovo region, but the young owner reached and there and got out the property
It is not necessary to be frightened, however, such "fabulousness", "Courier" has some layers, at least one of which will involve almost any viewer. In it there is a contrast of the city and the village, there is a conflict of careful, provident fathers and children who are scornfully belonging to inheritance who have got to them, there is an invariable opposition of wealth and poverty which by ancient Russian tradition wins poor, but instead of two rich in the world after that for some reason there are two poor. Is in a picture and numerous kinomansky jokes – from a curtsey towards the Soviet film classics to the general mood inherent in westerns or the American road-muvi.
The most part of shootings passed in the city of Aleksin of Tula region which has been already "lit" in such films as «Welcome, or the Stranger the entrance is prohibited» and "Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)". In the same place there passed also an official premiere of a picture
Besides, you will laugh, but the film also is ridiculous. Not that that is an incendiary machine gun from jokes which beats without a miss throughout all film, no. It is some compact volleys which have been given out generally by the hero of Gosha Kutsenko rather. Kutsenko in general for the last a two-three of years grew quite essentially. Yes, his face much became familiar and, apparently, that it everywhere, and everywhere same. But believe, films where he really plays, instead of it is simply shone in a shot, it is not a lot of. And "Courier" – one of them. Therefore Gosha draws all attention to therefore you worry in a final scene about it even more than for the protagonist therefore you wait for sparks from it, instead of from even the funniest minor actors. Also you enjoy a storitsa.
Similar it is impossible to tell about Evgeny Tkachuk. Perhaps, his character also should not be too bright, it rather such dullness on which in crowd the look never will stop. However it does not shine even with reflected light in pairs with other actors, and alone at all does not cope with a problem of deduction of spectator attention. And his hero, having passed all peripetias and adventures, did not grow at all and did not change. Then why it should be interesting?