Alex Wilson lives in New York, working in American Post newspaper and wrote a note about the upcoming elections and the candidates for senator. Once the hero of his articles, whom Alex said very impartially, provides for the publication of the court, and the editor decides to send a troublemaker on a long trip abroad. But not in Paris, which he very much hope, and in Moscow.
In the Russian capital, Alex finds himself in the company shebutnoy and pathologically active driver Roma (Sergey Chirkov), which is in love with the daughter of a famous oligarch Platonov (Vitaly Hai ) and for the sake of this love is capable of much. For example, drink a new acquaintance the day before an important presentation and break the challenge cup, which Alex had to pass the editor in chief of the Moscow newspaper Dobrovolski (Alexander Ursulyak). But the Roma have a sister Anna (Svetlana Ivanova). It is an emergency room physician, beautiful and far more intelligent than his brother – that is, the girl, in which you can fall in love.
On the STS channel starts showing sitcom “How I became Russian “- a set of funny gags about the incredible adventures of an American in Russia.
cheap popular image of our country in recent years is very exposed staratelno.Otmetilsya in this field, even the current Minister of Culture Vladimir Medina, who wrote a whole a series of relevant books. However, stereotypes break down is not easy, and although today even the inhabitants of the island of Nauru know that to play the balalaika bears in our country for a long time are listed as endangered, few resist the jokes on this theme.
So the creators of the series “How I became a Russian” could not resist.
In any case, Alex at the mention of Russia quite clearly imagine the snow-covered Red Square and is expected to GULAG, to which are attached bears, balalaika and indispensable vodka. His fears, by the way, are quite justified. The fact that Alex – judging by the show sounded excerpts from his articles – is an unconditional follower of Hunter Thompson wrote in the style of gonzo journalism. Inherent gonzo subjectivity and lack of restraint in expressions had already left his side and led to a move to the edge of the world, let alone what they are capable, “the Russian” does not undertake to predict even Nostradamus.
The reality, of course, is not so terrible.
The protagonist of the well know Russian language and it is able to communicate with the residents of Moscow that helped him in difficult situations. The role of Alex plays a Polish actor Mateusz Damięcki (he is known for his role as Petit Grinyova in “Russian riot” Alexander Proshkina), which is sometimes advantageous looks like Charlie Sheen in his best years and is well accustomed to the image of a little lost in the new circumstances, the American reporter.
However, in the first series “How I became a Russian” to the fore suddenly left the driver Roma.
It was his worries Alex in the first Day met with the oligarch, was filled vusmert slightly tarnished his professional reputation in the eyes of the authorities. Himself Alex just floated adrift, even trying to resist what Roma void sumnyashesya called the Russian tradition – that is commonplace drunk.
The traditional notion of Russia creators of “How I became a Russian” in general are with tenderness. They help them to integrate the jokes and gags in the likeness of the plot, which, incidentally, get even fun.
But now look at Russia through the eyes of a foreigner, to discover our country with using the series is unlikely to succeed.
«How I became a Russian” is more like a comedy of Eldar Ryazanov “Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia”, which laughed at him, and not on nedotepistymi treasure hunters from Italy . And Alex is looking for a lion in Peter, and to the mafioso he in no way similar. But if the Roma in the end would be an employee of the security services – it will be naturally curious, and even though the popularity of which he received a hero Mironov, he certainly will not be. Times have changed, and the audience has changed with them.