Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his favorite movie about the collapse of the Soviet Union is a comedy called “The Movie Club” which was written by Russian playwright/screenwriter/comedian Kirill Serebrennikov.
Serebrennikov was sentenced to five years in prison for embezzlement, just weeks after a separate film he was working on about a gay love story—one of his most controversial projects —was denied a government-funded license. Serebrennikov is currently being held in jail.
The movie club is “the popular place where people gather, discuss, debate, and discuss stupid things. At the bottom there are glasses, and a big sofa for everyone, and people sit in their leisure there,” Putin said.
He claimed he had worked as a taxi driver and cleaning lady during his teenage years, just like in the movie. Putin claimed he worked for a theater company, which “was not performing well because they kept overreacting to every single change.
“A change? A new actor? That’s considered good. A change is good? No. Even a small change is bad.”
Putin said he now has “not a shadow of a doubt” that the United States wanted the collapse of the Soviet Union, because it would enable the United States to expand its global influence.
The story centers on a group of friends who are trying to choose a book, then a film, then finally a baby.
Russian news outlet LifeNews.ru first reported on the comments.
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