"Spanish shame. Only this was not enough": in the Russian Federation "trashed" propaganda movie about Bucha, which failed miserably at the box office
Foolish propagandists spent 200 million rubles (~2,105,410 USD) on the shameful picture "Witness", which was supposed to mislead the whole world about the genocide of Ukrainians in Bucha and Irpin. However, the efforts of the Kremlin film studio were not appreciated even within the country.
The film failed miserably at the box office, failing to recoup even 4% of the money spent over the first weekend. In comments, Russians said that they were not surprised by this result at all (to see the photo, scroll to the end of the page).
Propagandists made a movie in the style of Hollywood blockbusters about the tragic events of the first months of the occupation of the Kyiv region. A Belgian violinist became the main character in "Witness", and Russian terrorists were made to look like rescuers of civilians.
However, even the Russians themselves did not want to look at this absurdity. Propagandists said that "Witness" was watched by only 19,900 viewers, and the average number of people at the session was only 4 people. For the first weekend - the highest box office period for all premieres - managed to collect 6.8 million rubles with a budget of 200 million.
In the comments, people had to explain the obvious reasons for such a shameful result. For example, "the lack of support for the war among the population, fatigue from the fighting and a failed advertising campaign."
"Budgetary people will be driven to this feces in the form of a movie", "You can't make serious movies about war during the war", "The domestic movie is bullsh*t without looking", "The fact that it failed is not surprising. It didn't have any publicity", "Does anyone watch Russian movies at the movies?" "Only this is not enough", "Everyone is tired of the war and no one will watch a movie about it", "Spanish shame", - users wrote about the domestic movie misunderstanding.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL wrote that a TV series about Kyiv's Princess Olga will be created at the request of Russia's propagandist Channel One. The director was a Russian Valeria Gai Germanika, who promised to "rethink the story" and tell it "in a new way".